Levi Strauss & Co. on Wednesday appointed David Love, executive vice president of global supply chain and chief transformation officer, as president of Levi Strauss Asia, Middle East and Africa and executive vice president of the company.
Liz O’Neill, senior vice president of product development and sourcing, has been named chief supply chain officer. Love remains a member of the company’s worldwide leadership team and O’Neill will join it. Both will report directly to Chip Bergh, president and chief executive officer of Levi Strauss.
In his new post, Love will be responsible for leading the company’s commercial operations, spanning all brands and channels, across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
“David is a valued and trusted leader at Levi Strauss who brings a deep understanding of how our business operates to his new role as AMA president,” said Bergh. “David has made significant contributions to the success of our business in his roles as the leader of our global supply chain and as our chief transformation officer. Liz has been a valuable thought partner and leader in driving substantial cost savings and increasing the quality of our strategic partnerships.”
Love joined Levi’s in 1982 as a manager of technical services working in its manufacturing facility in the U.K. Since then, he’s held global positions throughout the supply chain, including production, product development, product services and sourcing. He has closely partnered with design and brand merchandising to encourage product innovation, increase speed-to-market and foster commitment to quality.
O’Neill joined the company in 2013 to lead global supply chain sourcing and strategy. In this role, she has been responsible for the global development, sourcing and delivery of products shipped to more than 100 countries. In her new role, O’Neill is also responsible for the company’s worldwide Terms of Engagement and Environment, Health and Safety. Prior to Levi Strauss, she spent 13 years at Gap Inc., overseeing sourcing and production for Gap’s global brands.
Levi Strauss products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites and a global footprint of about 2,800 stores and in-store shops. Levi Strauss reported fiscal 2015 net revenues of $4.5 billion.