(Source: Inside Retail | 9 September 2016)
Jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co has made two senior appointments from in house.
Executive VP (global supply chain) and chief transformation officer David Love becomes executive VP and president of Levi Strauss Asia, Middle East and Africa, while senior VP (product development and sourcing) Liz O’Neill is now chief supply-chain officer.
Love remains a member the company’s worldwide leadership team, which O’Neill will be joining. Both will report directly to president/CEO Chip Bergh.
Love is an LS&Co veteran with more than 30 years of product development and sourcing experience. In his new post he will be responsible for leading the company’s commercial operations, spanning all brands and channels, across Asia, the Middle East and Africa (AMA).
He joined the company 1982 as a manager of technical services at Levis’ UK factory, and has since held global positions.
O’Neill joined LS&Co in 2013 to lead global supply-chain sourcing and strategy, a role involving shipping to more than 100 countries. Previously she was at Gap for 13 years and has also worked for The Disney Store in Los Angeles and Abercrombie & Fitch in Ohio.