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Williams-Sonoma hires Ronald Young as senior vice president - global

US homewares retailer Williams-Sonoma has appointed Ronald Young as senior vice president - global.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Williams-Sonoma hires Ronald Young as senior vice president - global

Reporting to president and chief executive Laura Alber, Young will be responsible for growing the portfolio of Williams-Sonoma brands outside of the US.

He will work in partnership with Williams-Sonoma brand presidents at Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and West Elm to grow each brand’s global business. This will include expanding the network of company-owned stores, e-commerce sites and franchise partnerships worldwide.

Commenting on the appointment, Alber said: “Global expansion is one of our most important initiatives, and I’m pleased to have Ron Young, with his more than 30 years’ experience in global markets, leading our continued growth. Ron’s deep understanding of the global retail landscape, and his financial discipline are the ideal combination of skills and experience to lead our global strategy.”

Young’s extensive experience in global markets includes positions at Pepsi-Cola, Gap, Inc., Express, and most recently Children’s Place.

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