Industry Moves: Coach Names New Presidents for U.S. & European Divisions

Dec. 6, 2017: Tapestry Inc.-owned brand Coach announced two key appointments focused on its North American and European business units. Laura Dubin-Wander will join Coach as president, North America, in the new calendar year, reporting to Joshua Schulman, Coach president and CEO. She will join the brand from Givenchy, where she currently holds the role of U.S. president. Prior to that, Dubin-Wander held leadership roles at Christian Dior Couture, American Eagle Outfitters, Liz Claiborne and Victoria’s Secret. Fredrik Malm will join Coach as president, Coach Europe and Coach International, in the new year, also reporting to Schulman. Malm’s role will encompass oversight of Coach’s directly operated retail and wholesale businesses in Europe, as well as the global franchise, distributor and travel retail businesses. Malm will join Coach from Ralph Lauren, where he currently holds the role of president, sales EMEA. Prior to Ralph Lauren, Fredrik was VP of global retail, at ECCO.
Dec. 5, 2017: Genesco Inc. announced that Jim Estepa, CEO of the Journeys Group and a SVP of Genesco, will retire from his current position, effective Feb. 1. He will remain employed by Genesco as chairman emeritus of the Journeys Group, assisting with the transition of his duties, until June

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