BERLIN — Hugo Boss has a new chief executive for the Americas.
Gerrit Ruetzel, currently president and ceo of Hugo Boss for the Asia Pacific region, has been named the group’s president and ceo for the Americas, effective Jan. 1.
Ruetzel, who is to relocate from Hong Kong to New York, succeeds Mark Brashear, who left the company last June after six years at the U.S. helm.
In turn, Gareth Incledon, currently managing director of Hugo Boss China Retail, is to succeed Ruetzel. Incledon’s duties will be managed internally, a Boss spokesman said, with a successor to be named at a later stage.
Ruetzel and Incledon will report to Claus Dietrich Lahrs, Hugo Boss ceo and chairman of the managing board. Lahrs has overseen the group’s American business since Brashear’s departure.
Brashear joined Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. as global men’s wear president, as reported.

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