Global Leadership Team :: VF Corporation (VFC)

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Caroline Brown

Global Brand President, <i>The North Face®</i>

Caroline Brown serves as Global Brand President of The North Face and as a member of the VF Global Leadership Team. An experienced global leader in the fashion, lifestyle & apparel sector, Caroline has led teams and companies operating across the US, Asia, Latin American, Middle East, EU & UK regions.

As Global Brand President for The North Face, Caroline leads the vision, strategy, and business execution of The North Face brand globally.  She is responsible for product innovation across merchandising, design, product development, brand creative, marketing and consumer engagement, to enable compelling physical and digital consumer journeys in our markets around the globe.

Prior to joining VF Corporation, Caroline was a Managing Director at Closed Loop Partners, a New York-based investment firm and innovation center focused on the development of the circular economy. In this role, she led an investment practice between the US, EU and Israeli markets for innovative sustainable solutions across the value chain of the apparel sector.

Prior to investing, Caroline was Chief Executive Officer of Donna Karan International (DKI) and DKNY, at the time an LVMH company, and one of the world’s leading fashion brands. She led the business with teams in New York, London, Milan and Hong Kong and operating in over 70 countries globally through a restructure and sale of the company. DKI designed, marketed and distributed apparel, sportswear, accessories, and shoes through free standing stores and select retailers around the world with licensed product categories including beauty, eyewear, watches, hosiery, intimate apparel, home products and more.

Prior to LVMH, Caroline served as President of Carolina Herrera, the luxury fashion house owned by PUIG and headquartered in New York, where she led the global fashion business. Prior to this, Caroline was the US Chief Executive Officer of Akris, the Swiss-based luxury fashion brand. She began her career at Giorgio Armani where she spent over a decade in leadership roles of Marketing & Communications.

Caroline has served on numerous boards of innovative companies including VF Corporation; Eileen Fisher, a leading sustainable apparel brand in the US; Browzwear, a SaaS technology company for the fashion supply chain from Israel; DIMPORA, a material innovation company from Switzerland; By Rotation, a peer-to-peer rental marketplace from the UK; For Days, a circular apparel company in the US and others. She serves on the Advisory Board for the MIT Sloan School Sustainability Initiative and as an Advisor to the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Caroline is passionate about mentoring new talent in the fashion sector. She has served as an advisor to the CFDA VOGUE Fashion Fund and to the H&M Global Change Awards, supporting the development of innovation and future talent for the industry.

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