World Footwear


Ferragamo: Leonardo succeeds brother Ferruccio as President

Apr 7, 2021 / Italy
The Italian luxury brand confirmed Micaela le Divelec Lemmi and Michele Norsa will remain, respectively, Managing Director (CEO) and Executive Vice President. Ferruccio Ferragamo, on the other hand, is giving the role of Non-Executive Chairman to his brother Leonardo

New Generation: meet António Silva

Apr 2, 2021 / Portugal
António Silva has trained to be a doctor, but management has always been a passion, which is why he attended an executive course in this area. He is the founder of the footwear brand Cantaloupe

Shoe Carnival announces planned CEO succession

Mar 20, 2021 / United States
Mark Worden will succeed Cliff Sifford as Chief Executive Officer, effective from the 30th of September 2021. Cliff Sifford will continue to serve as Vice Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors decided to increase its quarterly cash dividend by 56%

Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Mar 8, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views about the current business situation and assess the main impacts of COVID-19. We also want your opinions on the post-pandemic issues. Join today! We want to hear you

Foot Locker names Melody Ehsani Creative Director of women's business

Mar 8, 2021 / United States
The sportswear retailer has announced Melody Ehsani as Creative Director of their women's business. The designer is set to debut custom women-centric capsule collections, as Foot Locker aims to be a leader in the streetwear world

Kate Spade with new structure for creative organization

Mar 5, 2021 / United States
The American-based fashion design house Kate Spade, owned by the Tapestry-group, today announced a new creative organizational structure designed to sharpen its focus on the consumer, drive innovation, and increase collaboration

Susie Mulder appointed Global Brand President for Timberland

Mar 5, 2021 / United States
VF Corporation, the owner of the Timberland, announced the appointment of Susie Mulder as Global Brand President of the brand. She begins in her new role on the 5th of April and will report to VF’s Chairman, President and CEO, Steve Rendle

Capri appoints Alejandro Martinez-Galindo as Chief Information Officer

Mar 3, 2021 / United Kingdom
The fashion luxury group announced the appointment of Alejandro Martinez-Galindo as Chief Information Officer of Capri Holdings, reporting to Thomas Edwards, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. His start date is the 8th of March 2021

CEO Giorgio Presca exits Clarks

Feb 25, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to several reports on the news, the CEO of Clarks has reportedly left the business. Other members of the company’s executive team are allegedly leaving as well

Peter Foot is leaving Shoe Zone

Feb 23, 2021 / United Kingdom
Shoe Zone announced that Peter Foot, its Finance Director, has left the business with immediate effect

Ilse Guimarães is leaving Assintecal

Feb 11, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear And Manufactured Goods (Assintecal) communicated to its associates a change in the entity's organizational structure. Superintendent Ilse Guimarães is leaving the organisation after 25 years

Puma named European top employer for 2021

Feb 11, 2021 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear company has been named Top Employer Europe for the second time in a row. Puma says this award highlights the company's efforts to provide an attractive workplace for its employees

Rimowa with new CEO

Jan 8, 2021 / France
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has named Hugues Bonnet-Masimbert the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rimowa

Steve Madden appoints María Teresa Kumar to its Board of Directors

Jan 7, 2021 / United States
The US-based designer and marketer of fashion-forward footwear, accessories and apparel for women, men and children announced that María Teresa Kumar has joined the Board of Directors. Ms. Kumar’s appointment expands the Board to ten Directors

Wolverine enters 2021 with 2 exec moves

Jan 6, 2021 / United States
Following up from Mike Jeppesen retirement, Jim Zwiers steps into the role as President, Global Operations Group. Matt Blonder takes on the eCommerce leadership position
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