Andrew Keith, president of Hong Kong-headquartered department-store chain Lane Crawford, has been picked to head up historic London-based luxury retailer Selfridges & Co.
Keith will take over as MD of the iconic British company in February after nine years leading Lane Crawford.
“I could not be more pleased to be joining Selfridges, with its inspiring and creative destinations that openly welcome everyone through its doors and online,” Keith said in a statement.
“Selfridges’ commitment to people and planet aligns to my own values and I look forward to partnering with the team to deliver exceptional destinations and experiences for our customers.”
“With Andrew’s knowledge and experience in creating exciting physical and digital destinations and of successfully leading an 170 year old business in a rapidly changing market, we can look forward to exploring new opportunities under his leadership as we continue to reinvent retail,” said Selfridges Group MD Anne Pitcher.
Keith has led Lane Crawford’s ongoing expansion into Mainland China during his time with the company, which he originally joined back in 2001 in the buying department, before moving up to VP of merchandising. He was appointed president of Joyce in 2008 before moving into the group position.
Prior to his term with Lane Crawford he held senior design positions with several fashion brands and retailers around the world including G2000, Dewhirst and Esprit, when the latter was at its peak.