World Footwear

Management

Richard Teyssier is Puma's new General Manager for Europe

Jul 23, 2021 / Germany
Sports giant Puma has appointed Richard Teyssier as General Manager Europe, effective from the 1st of September 2021 onwards. In this role, Richard succeeds Arne Freundt, who was appointed as Puma’s Chief Commercial Officer in June

Nordstrom with new Chief Human Resources Officer

Jul 22, 2021 / United States
The fashion retailer announced Farrell Redwine as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. She will join the executive team and report to Nordstrom CEO Erik Nordstrom

JD Sports announces directorship change

Jul 13, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based company has announced that Martin Davies, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director has informed the Board of his intention to step down from the Board and as Chair of the Audit Committee with immediate effect

LVMH appoints Vanessa Moungar Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Jul 9, 2021 / France
Continuing on its strategy to reaffirm its interest in diversity and inclusion, the French luxury group has just recruited a director of “Diversity and Inclusion”, the Franco-Chadian Vanessa Moungar, known for her commitment to social justice in the world

Luís Onofre re-elected President of the European Footwear Confederation

Jul 8, 2021 / CEC
The Portuguese entrepreneur, who is President of APICCAPS - Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association, was re-elected for a second term as CEC's President

French Leather Industry re-elects Frank Boehly as President of the Conseil National du Cuir

Jun 30, 2021 / France
Frank Boehly was re-elected as President of the Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) and SIC S.A. (the commercial branch of the French Leather Industry) on the 24th of June 2021 during the General Assembly of both bodies. He is now starting a third term at the head of the French leather industry

CEO Marco Gobbetti is leaving Burberry by the end of the year

Jun 29, 2021 / United Kingdom
Burberry announced that Marco Gobbetti has notified the Board of his intention to step down as Chief Executive Officer and leave the company at the end of 2021. Mr. Gobbetti is joining Ferragamo

Birkenstock names new Managing Director for Europe

Jun 25, 2021 / Germany
Birkenstock appointed Nico Bouyakhf as Managing Director for Europe. He will be responsible for the region across all sales channels, including direct-to-consumer

Wolverine announces next steps in planned CEO succession

Jun 24, 2021 / United States
The US-based footwear company has announced Brendan Hoffman, President and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, will succeed Blake Krueger as CEO at the year end. Krueger will become Executive Chairman

Council for Leather Exports with new Chairman

Jun 23, 2021 / India
The organisation dedicated to the trade promotion of the leather and leather products industry. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has elected Sanjay Leekha as its new Chairman. Rajendra Kumar Jalan has been elected as Vice-Chairman

Designer Brands announces new appointments

Jun 23, 2021 / United States
The US-based designer, producer and retailer of footwear and accessories announced two new executive appointments. Debbie Ferrée ais now President of Camuto Group and William L. Jordan President of Designer Brands Inc.

Hengst Footwear names Roelof de Leeuw CEO

Jun 18, 2021 / Netherlands
Back in May, Roelof de Leeuw became the new CEO of Hengst Footwear B.V., one of the oldest footwear companies in the Netherlands dating back to 1901. In its 120 year history, the Hengst family have always been at the wheel of the company

Crocs appoints Tracy Gardner to Board of Directors

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The casual footwear brand for women, men and children, known for its clogs, announced that Tracy Gardner has been appointed to its Board of Directors, which has been effective since the 9th of June 2021

Ara restructures its retail divisions

Jun 8, 2021 / Germany
The Germany-based footwear group has announced a new umbrella brand, Salamander & friends, to join the retail activities of subsidiaries Salamander Germany, Schuhhaus Klauser and of Salamander International

Caleres names Jennifer Olsen Chief Marketing Officer

Jun 7, 2021 / United States
Jennifer Olsen has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Caleres, as announced by Diane Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Caleres. Olsen, who will begin on the 28th of June, will oversee all brand marketing for Caleres including consumer analytics, media and creative
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