Ralph Lauren Corporation announces the appointment of John Hooks as Group President Europe, effective immediately. Hooks now succeeds Brian Duffy who was responsible for the leadership of the European business and organization over the past eight years.

"Over the past 8 years, Brian has led a talented team of professionals who have successfully grown and expanded our European business. I am confident that under John's direction we will continue to build on our strengths as a premier multi-brand, multi-channel company in Europe," said Roger Farah, President and COO, Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Hooks most recent positions where as Deputy Chairman of Giorgio Armani in which he led the growth of the company’s successful European business. He had also the role of Worldwide Commercial and Retail Director of Jil Sander AG.