Claire's appoints President of its European DivisionWednesday, 05 October 2011
Claire’s, the teen fashion accessories and jewellery retailer,
has announced the appointment of Beatrice Lafon as President of its European business. In her position as President of Europe, Lafon will lead the ‘continued growth and expansion of its European business’, and will report directly to CEO, Gene Kahn.
Lafon brings with her over 30-years of Pan-European retail experience and will be directly responsible for buying, merchandising (planning) and allocation, supply chain, and the overall operations for approximately 1,100 stores across 13 countries, including the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
“We are pleased to add Beatrice to the Claire’s management team, given her impressive retail background,” said Kahn. “Beatrice brings a broad background including an impressive merchandise affinity, in-depth understanding of fashion, and strong acumen in stores execution and operations.”
Lafon takes up her position immediately and will work alongside the incumbent President, Kenny Wilson through to mid-November.
Founded in 1961, Claire's is a global brand with more than 3,000 outlets in North America and Europe and targets its merchandise at the fashion-forward teen, tween, and young adult.