Former Williams-Sonoma exec to head global retail at Levi’s

New York -- Levi Strauss & Co. has named Craig Nomura as president of global retail, effective Feb. 3, 2014. He joins Levi’s from Williams-Sonoma Inc., where he was most recently senior VP of global development.

Nomura, who also held leadership positions at Gap Inc., The Gymboree Corp., Guess?, Inc., and Foot Locker, succeeds Joelle Maher, who left Levi’s in June 2013 to join Gymboree as COO.

In his new position, Nomura will also serve as executive VP, reporting directly to president and CEO Chip Bergh. He will be responsible for Levi’s 2,800 stores around the world and the e-commerce operations.

“Craig is a true global citizen with a proven track record of delivering profitable growth for some of the world’s top retailers,” said Bergh.