Important Professional Moves of the week

Endaba Group


Kaspar Rorsted has been named Chief Executive Officer of the German activewear brand. He will join in August, succeeding  Herbert Hainer October 1st after a two-month transition period. Hainer, who has been with Adidas for 15 years, is leaving sooner than expected, as his contract had originally been extended to the end of March 2017. Rorsted is currently CEO of Henkel AG 7 Co., consumer goods maker.


Justin O’Shea has been appointed Global Fashion Director of luxury e-commerce site He is currently Global Buying Director. Heidi Hoelzer will take over his role of Global Buying Director and the flagship store, Theresa. She has experience in merchandising and e-commerce from Scoop New York and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Vera Wang

Vera Wang Group have appointed a new President – Veronique Gabai-Pinksy, who is taking over from Mario Grauso, who left the company in 2013. She was previously President of the Aramis and Designer Fragrances division at Estée Lauder.


Steve Sunnucks, former CEO executive, has been appointed an independent non-executive director of SuperGroup. He will join them March 1st. Europcar Deputy Chief Executive and former DHL CEO Ken McCall will step down from his role as an independent director on July 13, having joined in 2010.

Taco Bell

Marisa Thalberg has been named their new Chief Marketing Officer, replacing Chris Brandt, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. She joined Taco Bell in May as their Chief Brand Engagement Officer having left Estée Lauder after eight years as their Vice President of their Corporate Digital and Content Marketing Worldwide.