HONG KONG — Men’s wear veteran Richard Cohen will join Trinity Ltd. as chief executive officer. The appointment is effective May 22.
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At the same time, Trinity said managing director Sunny Wong Yat Ming will be promoted to a new role as executive director of Fung Retailing, the private holding entity for Trinity and other Fung Group retailing interests.
London-born Cohen has more than 40 years of experience in the apparel business. He was president and ceo of Ermenegildo Zegna North America for 16 years and has also been president and ceo of Robert Talbott and had a short stint at St. John. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of business development at Saks Fifth Avenue.
“Richard’s international brand-building expertise in luxury men’s wear, along with continued access to Sunny’s knowledge of China retail, is a powerful combination as we move Trinity’s ‘Global Brands, Global Networks strategy’ to the next stage,” said Trinity chairman Victor K. Fung, who is also chairman of the Fung Group.
Reached in Hong Kong, Cohen said he is excited about the opportunity to work with the company, which owns and operates a number of strong men’s wear brands. Trinity is one of the leading high-end men’s wear retailers in Greater China and Europe and owns the Kent & Curwen, Cerruti and Gieves & Hawkes brands. It also holds long-term licenses for D’Urban and Intermezzo for Greater China and operates 441 retail stores in Greater China and 10 in Europe.
“It’s an incredible company,” he said, adding that he looks forward to “developing and serving the world’s most exciting market while contributing to the even greater success of some of the world’s top international men’s wear brands. Consumers in China are becoming more and more discerning, fashion-aware and cosmopolitan. We anticipate growing demand for Trinity’s brands because of their heritage and flair.”