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Wolverine names first Chief Merchant Officer

Oct 18, 2019 United States
Wolverine names first Chief Merchant Officer
The US-based footwear giant announced the addition of veteran merchandising and branding expert Angelo Ng as the company's first-ever Chief Merchant Officer
Ng brings more than 25 years of merchandising, sourcing and marketing experience from a variety of apparel, footwear and accessories brands. Over the course of 18 years, Ng held multiple merchandising roles for both the Levi's and Dockers brands in Europe, America and Asia. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Levi's men's, collections, collaborations and accessories merchandising. Prior to joining Levi's, Ng held various managerial roles in both merchandising and sourcing at Nike Europe.

"We're thrilled to add Angelo to our leadership team", commented Blake W. Krueger, Chairman, CEO and President of Wolverine. "We believe his passion and strategic vision, as well as his global industry experience, will be instrumental as we continue to pursue our Global Growth Agenda. Angelo is a perfect fit for our first Chief Merchant Officer", Krueger concluded.

Ng realized his love of clothing while growing up in Amsterdam and soon switched from the retail to the vendor side of the business. He has worked across Europe, gaining experience in design, sourcing, sales, athletic apparel and more, before overseeing three factories in the United Kingdom. "I'm honoured to have been selected as Wolverine's first Chief Merchant Officer. I was attracted to Wolverine because of the company's brand portfolio, demonstrated success and incredible team. I look forward to establishing the merchant mindset and acumen to drive accelerated growth and to further establish Wolverine as a market-leading footwear and apparel company", Ng commented.

In this newly created role, Ng will lead the merchandising growth strategy and innovation roadmap for the portfolio of brands. Ng will focus on aligning consumer insights, market intelligence, advanced concepts, trends and strategy to support Wolverine's GLOBAL GROWTH AGENDA. Wolverine strongly believes that improving alignment will allow for greater speed and agility in making better-informed business decisions and streamlining distribution.

Ng holds a bachelor's degree in business and economics from the Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

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