Christos Angelides: New CEO of Reiss

  • People Moves
  • 20.02.2017 04:15 pm

International fashion brand of affordable luxury offers for men and women, Reiss, announces the appointment of Christos Angelides as part of planned succession process.

Christos brings over 30 years multi-channel retail experience to Reiss including 28 years at Next where he served for 14 years on the Main Board as Group Product Director.  Most recently he served as President of Abercrombie and Fitch based in the US. 

In addition, Andy Lawrence has joined Reiss as Head of International.  Mr. Lawrence joins from Ralph Lauren where he held a series of senior roles in Asia Pacific including Head of Korea and Taiwan and Senior Director of Business Development for the region. 

The appointments follow strong trading in the six week period to 7 January 2017 as previously announced.

Christos Angelides, incoming Chief Executive Officer, said of the appointment, "I have long admired the strength of the REISS brand and its emphasis on timeless luxury at an affordable price.  I look forward to building on the strong foundations that David has built and expanding the business further in both the UK and internationally together with the support of Warburg Pincus."

David Reiss, founder and Chairman of Reiss, commented, "I am delighted that Christos has agreed to lead REISS going forward and look forward to working closely with him in order to ensure an orderly succession.  He brings significant retail experience which will be invaluable as REISS grows into a truly global fashion brand."

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