PVH Corp has named Cheryl Abel-Hodges as the new Calvin Klein CEO, replacing Steve Shiffman.
Abel-Hodges had previously served as group president, Calvin Klein North America and The Underwear Group. In her new role, she reports to Stefan Larsson, PVH’s president.
Since joining PVH in 2006, Abel-Hodges has held various leadership positions across the organisation. As group president for Calvin Klein North America, she helped set the strategic direction for the brand, driving a consumer-centric approach. Within The Underwear Group, Abel-Hodges led the development of PVH’s underwear platform, overseeing design, merchandising, product development and planning for all of PVH’s underwear and women’s intimates businesses.
“I have great confidence that Cheryl is the right person to lead the Calvin Klein brand,” said PVH Corp chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico. “Her strong management abilities, together with her consistent track record for operational excellence, will provide strong direction for the Calvin Klein team. I believe this leadership change, coupled with our incredible management teams around the world, will allow us to capture the brand’s long-term growth potential.”
Outgoing Calvin Klein CEO Steve Shiffman is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
PVH’s brand portfolio includes Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.