American Eagle Announces Senior-level Leadership Changes

4/10/2013
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. appointed Kitty Yung to executive vice president/president of Asia Pacific and Simon Nankervis has been promoted to senior vice president, Americas and global country licensing.

"Kitty and Simon are proven retail executives with extensive brand management, retail development and multi-national operations experience, each spanning over 20 years. These appointments support our global geographic and channel growth, while aligning with our strategic plan of fortifying core assets, growing North America and transforming to a global omni-channel competitor focused on delivering top-tier shareholder returns," said CEO Robert Hanson.

Previously, Yung was president, Asia Pacific at Guess Inc., with responsibility across the region, including China, India, South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand. While at Guess Inc., she grew the business to over 200 stores in Greater China. She previously held a number of leadership roles in apparel general management, supply chain and consumer goods in the Asia Pacific region. With in-depth experience and business development skills, Yung will be instrumental in the expansion of AEO's brands and company-operated stores across China.

In his new role, Nankervis will assume responsibility for the company's U.S., Canada and Mexico stores, as well as real estate and country licensing. He has extensive management, business development and global store experience and has been the leading architect of AEO's successfully growing country-licensing program. Additionally, Nankervis launched AEO's company-owned and operated stores in Mexico. An accomplished apparel leader, Nankervis has led businesses for Guess, Gap, Aldo and Tumi in his native Australia after an earlier career in apparel general management and consultancy.
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