Coach Inc. on Wednesday bulked up the management of its Far Eastern operations as it eyes further growth in Asia to complement its existing expansion strategy in the U.K. and Europe.
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The handbag and accessories firm said the Asia division would comprise major hubs in Japan, mainland China and other Asian markets.
The company appointed Victor Luis, former president and chief executive officer of Coach Japan & Coach China, to the newly created role of president of Coach Retail International. Luis will be responsible for all of Coach’s directly owned business outside North America and report to Lew Frankfort, chairman and chief executive officer of Coach.
Daniel DiCicco, former president of Sony Music Entertainment’s Asia region, will take the helm as president and ceo of Coach Japan, and Andre Cohen, the current president and ceo of Coach China, will assume the newly created role of president and ceo of Coach Asia, with responsibility for Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and any future directly operated business in the region.
The New York-based company also said that Jonathan Seliger, the managing director of Richemont Group’s Alfred Dunhill in China, will join the team as president and ceo of Coach China, with responsibility for mainland China.
DiCicco, Cohen and Seliger report to Luis.