US retail chain American Eagle Outfitters has promoted prior chief merchandising officer Chad Kessler to the position of global brand president. Kessler, a recent addition to the company in February 2014, will be responsible for all brand design and merchandising functions. Before being part of American Eagle, he spent fifteen years at Abercrombie & Fitch, being instrumental in the launch of the Hollister brand.

In addition, Jennifer Foyle has been named global brand president for underwear- and swimwear label Aerie. She joined the team also as chief merchandising officer in August 2010.

Both Chad Kessler and Jennifer Foyle will continue to report to executive creative director Roger Markfield.