Last week, Gap Inc. announced the promotion of two current executives to become global brand presidents for Gap and Banana Republic. The moves were orchestrated by Art Peck, who is going to be taking on the role of chief executive of Gap Inc. in February (read the full story here).
“We’ll start 2015 with a management team comprised of both established executives and the next generation of brand leaders ready for the next generation of customers,” said Peck.

Jeff Kirwan will become global president for Gap starting in December. He succeeds Stephen Sunnucks, who will leave the company on 19 December. Kirwan was responsible for Gap opening 100 stores in China, coupled with an aggressive e-commerce strategy, when he was working as president for greater China for Gap Inc. He also succeeded in roles of increasing responsibility at Gap and Old Navy.
Andi Owen
Andi Owen
Andi Owen, who currently leads the Gap Outlet division, will become global president of Banana Republic starting 5 January, 2015. She succeeds Jack Calhoun, who will leave the company on 1 February, 2015, after working with Owen during the transition. Andi Owen has been with the company for almost 25 years and acted in many leadership roles within merchandising, online and stores. Before taking on her current role, Owen led the Banana Republic Factory Outlet.

“These are important changes within the company, and I’ve been impressed with both Jeff and Andi’s development during our work together these past eight years.  We’ve prepared leaders, with experience across all aspects of the global business, who are ready and eager for the challenges and the opportunities ahead,” said Gap Inc. chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy.