Next for Donna Karan: Ex-PVH Chief Weber Tops List for CEO Post

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Mark Weber, the former chief executive officer of Phillips-van Heusen, is believed to be the front-runner to become the next president and ceo of Donna Karan International, replacing Jeffry Aronsson, who will be leaving the company.

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Next for Donna Karan: Ex-PVH Chief Weber Tops List for CEO Post

Mark Weber, the former chief executive officer of Phillips-Van Heusen, is believed to be the front-runner to become the next president and ceo of Donna…

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