NEW YORK — The Jones Group has appointed Scott Bowman to the newly created role of group president global retail and international development, effective immediately. Bowman will oversee the international strategy and operations of retail and licensing for the company's portfolio of fashion brands. He will report to Richard Dickson, president and CEO of branded businesses at The Jones Group.
"We are excited to welcome such an accomplished and talented fashion executive as Scott Bowman," said Dickson. "Scott's unique expertise and vision will be a valuable asset in managing the continued international expansion of our portfolio of fashion brands as we continue to build The Jones Group into the leading global fashion company defined by premier brands led by exceptional talent."
Bowman brings more than 30 years of extensive experience in retail and brand management to The Jones Group including his position as CEO of Scott Bowman Associates, a global brand advisory firm. Prior roles include president of international business development for Polo Ralph Lauren and CEO of Marc Jacobs International. Before leading the Marc Jacobs team, Bowman held principal-level positions with the world's leading travel retailer, DFS Group Ltd., an LVMH majority owned subsidiary.