Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. announced the appointment of Frank Cancelloni as the President of Calvin Klein Asia Pacific, effective December 4, 2013.
Based in Calvin Klein, Inc.’s Asian headquarters in Hong Kong, Mr. Cancelloni will be responsible for developing corporate strategies for the Asia Pacific region, focusing on strengthening alignment and coordination with the company’s global initiatives for the brand, operations and licensing. He will also drive the organization’s continued growth in this important region. Mr. Cancelloni will report to Steve Shiffman, President & Chief Commercial Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc.
“We are pleased to have an industry expert like Frank join our company to fill this important position,” said Tom Murry, Chief Executive Officer, Calvin Klein, Inc.
“With his extensive experience and background, we are confident Frank will successfully lead our teams in the region and further accelerate our growth. This is also an opportunity to build upon the established operations, and supplement talent in the region, to better capture market share and expansion potential in these high growth markets.”
“Calvin Klein is an exceptional brand and company that I have long admired for its rich heritage,” said Mr. Cancelloni. “I am excited to have the opportunity to further drive the next stage of growth for the Calvin Klein brand in Asia.”
Mr. Cancelloni joins the company from Devanlay, the global apparel and leather goods licensee of Lacoste, where he was the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific for the last five years. Originally from France, Mr. Cancelloni has lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years.
He brings with him deep market knowledge in fashion apparel, retail, licensing and distribution, having managed businesses in over 13 countries, including operations in North and South Asia, as well as Australia and India. Prior to Devanlay, Mr. Cancelloni worked at VF Asia Ltd., American Household (formerly Sunbeam Corp.) and Saint-Gobain. Mr. Cancelloni is a graduate of ISG (Institut Supérieur de Gestion) in Paris, one of the leading French business schools.