GILT NAMES JAPAN CHIEF: Gilt Japan has tapped Joanna M. Dubin as chief executive officer and representative director effective June 1, replacing Peter Glusker who will rejoin Gilt in the United States and become vice chairman of Gilt Japan. Dubin has been general merchandise manager of Gilt Japan since November 2010.
“We have seen tremendous growth of the Japan business over the last few years,” said Michelle Peluso, ceo of Gilt.
Gilt Japan is Gilt’s sole stand-alone international site, launched in March 2009, two years after the core U.S. business. In October 2011, New York-based Gilt entered into a 50/50 joint venture agreement withSoftBank Group for the Japanese unit.
Dubin, who is based in Tokyo, was earlier in her career a senior director of merchandising for online at Coach and a senior director of merchandising for Japan and Southeast Asia at Ralph Lauren.