After only 1.5 years with the company, Hans Schmitt, currently managing director international & wholesale at the Supergroup (Superdry, Cult), will step down from the board and leave the business on 31 December 2014 to take over the role of executive vice president global sales at Diesel.

Schmitt will be succeeded by Flemming Jensen who joined the Supergroup on 20 October 2014 and has assumed responsibility for global wholesale. Flemming has previously held various sales and operational roles in his 12 years at Nike and, more recently, as global head of sales and operations at Triumph International.

Schmitt was only appointed to the Supergroup board on 1 May 2014. He joined the company in June 2013, having previously been president of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom for Warnaco Plc from 2010-12, where he was responsible for Calvin Klein, amongst others. From 1997-2010, Schmitt was employed at Hugo Boss AG.