American Eagle Outfitters names regional vice presidents

American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters has appointed Kitty Yung to executive vice president of Asia Pacific and has promoted Simon Nankervis to senior vice president, Americas and global country licensing.

“Kitty and Simon are proven retail executives with extensive brand management, retail development and multi-national operations experience, each spanning over 20 years. These appointments support our global geographic and channel growth, while aligning with our strategic plan of fortifying core assets, growing North America and transforming to a global omni-channel competitor focused on delivering top-tier shareholder returns,” said CEO, Robert Hanson.

Previously, Yung was president, Asia Pacific at Guess, with responsibility for China, India, South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand.  She has previously held a number of leadership roles in apparel general management, supply chain and consumer goods in the Asia Pacific region.

Nankervis will take responsibility for the company’s US, Canada and Mexico stores, as well as real estate and country licensing. He has has extensive management, business development and global store experience and has been the leading architect of AEO’s successfully growing country-licensing program. Additionally, he launched AEO’s company-owned and operated stores in Mexico, American Eagle Outfitters said.

He has also held positions at Guess, Gap, Aldo and Tumi in Australia.

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