Industry Moves: Nike Taps Coca-Cola Exec to Lead Jordan Brand

Nov. 14, 2018: Lanvin artistic director of men’s collections Lucas Ossendrijver is exiting the fashion house, WWD reported. Ossendrijver’s final collection as Lanvin’s men’s designer is the pre-collection currently being presented to buyers at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, an industry source told WWD. Lanvin has also been without a women’s designer since the March departure of Olivier Lapidus.

Nov. 13, 2018: Nike Inc. has announced that Craig Williams will become president of Jordan Brand, effective Jan. 14. Williams joins Jordan Brand from The Coca-Cola Co., where he most recently served as the firm’s SVP as well as president of The McDonald’s Division Worldwide. Larry Miller, Jordan Brand president, will become chairman for the newly created Jordan Brand Advisory Board. Miller has served as president since 2012; he previously held the role from 1999 to 2006.

Nov. 5, 2018: Kering‘s board of directors has named Ginevra Elkann a new independent director. She succeeds Laurence Boone, who was appointed chief economist of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Elkann is also president of two film production and distribution companies, Asmara Films and Good Films.

Nov. 5, 2018: Macy’s chief merchandising officer Jeff Kantor is set to retire. The longtime executive departs the Cincinnati-based retail giant on April 16 following 36 years of service. He was named to the post last September and previously served as chief of stores and human resources officer. Macy’s has already begun the search for his successor.

Nov. 2, 2018: Dansko has announced the upcoming retirement of company founders Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup. On Dec. 31, Cabot will retire as CEO. After her retirement, she will continue to serve as the chairperson of the Dansko board of directors. Kjellerup will retire as EVP but will also continue to serve on the company’s board. Jim Fox, Dansko’s president, will succeed Cabot as CEO and continue to serve as president, a role he’s held since January 2016. He was Dansko’s CFO since 2006 and helped transition Dansko to 100 percent employee ownership in 2012.

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