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Gap elevates two executives to guide Gap and Banana Republic

Staff writer | San Francisco, Ca., USA | November 24, 2014
GapNovember 24, 2014, San Francisco, Ca., USA - Gap Inc. announced the promotion of two successful current executives to become global brand presidents for Gap and Banana Republic brands.
The moves were orchestrated by Art Peck as he prepares to take on the role of chief executive officer of Gap Inc. in February.

Jeff Kirwan, who has served for the past three years as president of greater China for Gap Inc., will become Global President for Gap brand in December following a brief transition period.

Over the past decade with Gap Inc., Mr. Kirwan has succeeded in roles of increasing responsibility at Gap and Old Navy, with an expertise in driving growth, retail operations, and brand development. Mr. Kirwan succeeds Stephen Sunnucks, who will leave the company on December 19.

Andi Owen, who currently leads the Gap Outlet division, will become Global President for Banana Republic, effective January 5, 2015.

Over nearly 25 years with the company, Ms. Owen has thrived in many leadership roles within merchandising, online, and stores. She has spent 19 years working within Banana Republic, rising from management positions in the field to successfully leading the Banana Republic Factory Store business before taking on her current assignment as EVP of Global Gap Outlet.

She succeeds Jack Calhoun, who will depart from the company on February 1 after working with Ms. Owen during the transition.