Pepe Jeans hires former Calvin Klein exec as CEO

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Pepe Jeans CEO Marcella Wartenbergh PVH Group
Marcella Wartenbergh was most recently CMO at Calvin Klein
// Pepe Jeans hires former Calvin Klein exec as new CEO
// Marcella Wartenbergh will replace Pepe Jeans’ founder Carlos Ortega
// Wartenbergh was most recently CMO at Calvin Klein

Pepe Jeans has appointed Marcella Wartenbergh as its new chief executive officer.

She will be replacing Pepe Jeans’ founder Carlos Ortega, and will report directly to the fashion retailer’s board of directors.

Ortega announced Wartenbergh’s appointment to Pepe Jeans staff via an internal memo following a successful debt refinancing in July.

Wartenbergh was most recently chief merchandising officer at Calvin Klein, a role she took up just four months ago.

Before that, she was group president of global licensing and strategic initiatives at Calvin Klein.

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