GEORG JENSEN NAMES PRESIDENT: Georg Jensen has appointed Meeling Wong president of North America. Wong will also serve in the newly created position of managing director of jewelry.

“In her new position, Meeling has an important role in leveraging and creating growth for our North American business, as well as in focusing on positioning Georg Jensen as a true global luxury brand,” said chief executive officer and chief creative officer David Chu of the appointment. Chu, along with Investcorp, acquired the brand in 2012. Meeling comes with experience in the fine jewelry market, having served as national sales manager at David Yurman, as well as president of John Hardy. In 2005, Meeling created her own consulting firm, Meeling Wong Associates, which specializes in developing young fine jewelry brands. She maintains an advisory role in the company upon joining Georg Jensen.

This story first appeared in the September 23, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.