Michael Kors names Daisuke Yamazaki President of Japan
Michael Kors announced today that it named Daisuke Yamazaki to the position of President of Japan, following the retirement of Toshi Tashiro.
“I am thrilled to join Michael Kors at this exciting moment in the brand’s development,” said Mr. Yamazaki. “There are great opportunities for the Michael Kors brand in Japan and I look forward to building upon the success achieved by Mr. Tashiro and his team to achieve the next stage of growth.”
Prior to Michael Kors, Yamazaki served as CEO of Roberto Cavalli Japan. He has also served as CEO of the Alexander McQueen Division at Gucci Japan Limited and as CEO of Giorgio Armani Japan for 15 years.
John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Michael Kors, said, “Daisuke’s background and expertise make him an ideal match for Michael Kors. He will be working closely with Stephane Lafay to take our business in Japan to the next level of success. With deep knowledge of the Japanese fashion market and expertise in managing international fashion brands he will be a tremendous resource as we build upon the success we have achieved in growing the Michael Kors brand in this region.”
Yamazaki’s appointment was effective as of August 10, 2015 and he reports to Stephane Lafay, Michael Kors' President for Asia. Toshi Tashiro will remain with the company through the end of 2015 to ensure a smooth transition.
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