Next product director Christos Angelides has been named president of Abercrombie & Fitch and Abercrombie kids brands.
Angelides, who leaves Next after 28 years at the retailer, will take up the role in October.
He will report to Abercrombie & Fitch chief executive Mike Jeffries and will have overall responsibility for all product and customer-facing activities. He will also be accountable for the financial performance of the brands.
Jeffries said: “We are excited to welcome Christos to the Abercrombie & Fitch team and to deepen our bench of senior leadership talent. Christos brings 28 years of experience working with a multi-billion dollar international retailer.
“His experience with all aspects of running a business made him the perfect candidate for this newly created role. Christos’ appointment is a critical step in our long-term strategy of being organised to win and we are excited to welcome him to the Abercrombie team.”
Angelides said: “I am honoured to join one of the most iconic apparel brands in the world. Abercrombie & Fitch is a storied brand with global appeal and a clearly defined aesthetic, and I am excited to help the brand continue to grow.”
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