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VF names Jan Van Mossevelde as VP and GM, Icebreaker

Aug '19
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VF Corporation, a leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories with environmentally responsible operation, has appointed Jan Van Mossevelde as the vice president and general manager of Icebreaker EMEA. Van Mossevelde will take on the new role effective from Fall this year and will report to Icebreaker brand president, Greg Smith.

Van Mossevelde joined VF in 2015 as general manager, global brand management and demand creation within the company’s corporate strategy organisation. Since 2017, he has held the position of vice president, strategy for EMEA, a role in which he has developed the foundational strategy work. Additionally, Van Mossevelde managed the consumer insights function and coordinated the creative vision process across all VF brands in EMEA, according to a media statement by the company.

“We are excited to have Jan lead our EMEA business. The experience Jan brings from his time with VF and prior, combined with his proven leadership skills, are exceptional. As we look to evolve the Icebreaker business further, these are qualities that will enable us to take on the next phase of growth in the EMEA region and establish Icebreaker as the global leader of natural apparel within the region,” Smith said.

“Jan has proven to be a key member of the EMEA leadership team during the past two years. His strong business acumen, thoughtful strategic approach and marketing vision have provided tremendous value for our brand portfolio, as well as the entire EMEA leadership team. I am sure that he will play a central role in building an even stronger future for the Icebreaker brand,” Martino Scabbia Guerrini, group president, VF EMEA said.

Prior to VF, Van Mossevelde spent 15 years at Procter & Gamble where he held numerous marketing and brand leadership roles. His experience included leading portfolio management for Europe, driving global innovation design for the billion-dollar category of laundry detergent pods and serving as chief marketing officer for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

“I am excited to go back to a brand leadership role after four years in a corporate role. It was a first-row-seat opportunity to get accustomed with the VF organisation, brands and leadership team. I am looking forward to start this new chapter of my career at VF supporting the Icebreaker brand and its purpose-led future growth,” Van Mossevelde said. (GK)

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