World Footwear


Nike with management changes

Jun 3, 2016 United States
Nike with management changes
The US-based company announced new appointments with an aim to drive continued innovation and strong consumer connections globally
“We are pleased to elevate a proven and strong bench of leaders across our organization to drive innovation, advance our brand and accelerate our integrated marketplace strategies”, stated Trevor Edwards, President of the Nike Brand.

Phil McCartney was named VP, GM of Nike Footwear, effective from the 1st of June. McCartney has 19 years of Nike experience across geographies and multiple categories and will continue to work with category teams, product development, design and merchandising.

Tom Peddie, currently VP, GM of Emerging Markets, was appointed to the role of VP, GM of Integrated Marketplace North America, effective from the 1st of July onwards. Peddie has driven strong growth across the Emerging Markets and now will take an elevated leadership role in driving a holistic integrated marketplace strategy in North America.

Ann Hebert was named VP, GM of Emerging Markets, beginning on the 1st of July. Hebert has served in key management positions in DTC, Sales, Category, and Merchandising and will continue to elevate and create separation in the marketplace.

Christophe Merkel was appointed VP, GM of Nike Japan. Merkel, currently GM of Nike Turkey, will lead the team to continue driving strong consumer connections in this important market. Merkel’s appointment is effective from the 1st of July onwards.

Additionally, Jim Reynolds, currently VP, GM of Nike Japan, has been named VP, GM of Athletic Specialty, from June onwards. Reynolds has led strong business growth in Japan and will now focus on driving Nike’s integrated marketplace strategy against Athletic Specialty globally.

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