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Michael Kors appoints new President for the EMEA region

May 26, 2021 EMEA
Michael Kors appoints new President for the EMEA region
The American-founded brand announced the appointment of Robin Gendron as its new President for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Michael Kors is one of the brands of the Capri Holdings portfolio
From the 1st of June onwards, Robin Gendron will report to John D. Idol, President and CEO of Capri Holdings.
Gendron joined Michael Kors more than 15 years ago, and recently served as Senior Vice President of retail, ecommerce and operations for the EMEA region. The executive began his career at the company in his Montreal office, later moving to the United States to take over as Vice President of shoe sales. Subsequently, he moved to London to lead the Wholesale and Merchandising of the EMEA region.
"Robin has deep roots in the Michael Kors brand and has proven to be a strong leader and innovative thinking as the company has grown exponentially over the past 15 years", commented John D. Idol, adding: "He has exceptional knowledge of all aspects of the business, from retail to merchandising, e-commerce and operations. It is the ideal choice to drive Michael Kors EMEA into the future."

“Michael has created one of the most iconic and successful global brands and I am honoured to continue to drive Michael's vision and business in the EMEA region”, concluded Robin Gedron.