Esprit Adds New Execs
Hong Kong Esprit Holdings Ltd., said Wednesday that Chew Fook Aun will be appointed as executive director and group CFO on or before June 1.
He brings more than 20 years experience in accounting, auditing and finance. He currently serves as executive director and CFO for The Link Management Ltd., and he is manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust.
The company also appointed Lars Radoor Sorensen as its COO. Sorenson is responsible for the company’s global operations, including the optimization of operational activities and infrastructure. The operational divisions, global IT and global logistics now report to Sorenson.
He most recently served as senior VP, head of global logistics and operations for Adidas Group.
Talbots Names COO
Hingham, Mass. The Talbots Inc. said Monday it named Michael Scarpa as COO, effective immediately.
Scarpa, 53, previously worked at Liz Claiborne Inc., where he served as COO and CFO, among other positions.
Talbots also said CFO Ed Larsen is retiring, effective Jan. 5. Once the 63-year-old Larsen retires, Scarpa will also assume the role of CFO.
Citi Trends Names President, COO
Savannah, Ga. Citi Trends Inc. on Monday named David Alexander president and COO, effective immediately.
Alexander, 51, was previously a consultant at private-equity company APAX Partners, and before that he was chief executive of PCA, which operates photography studios at Wal-Mart stores. He was president and COO at Family Dollar Stores Inc. from 2003 to 2005.
George A. Bellino was the most recent person to have the title of president. He retired as president and CMO in April. The COO position is new.