General Manager (GM) of The North Face EMEA, Jan Van Leeuwen has accepted the role of GM of the Americas for The North Face.
Jan has been with VF for over 11 years, and in that time has made a remarkable impact across his roles.
He has served in his current role as GM of The North Face EMEA for the past four years.
Jan has been a strong leader for the EMEA team, serving as a key and active member of the Regional Leadership team and contributing toward key account governance and the evolution of the regional platform. Jan’s deep expertise in The North Face history, marketplace management, and VF/TNF functional capabilities will continue to benefit our teams as he leads The North Face Americas. Jan will begin transitioning over the next few months.
He said: “I am extremely proud and thankful to be part of The North Face team in EMEA. The brand has gone from strength-to-strength pre, during and post times of extreme disruption. It is inspiring to have witnessed how the entire team has been the driving force behind this. Purpose led and always showing agility in order to service our consumers through refreshing product stories, engaging brand activation, holistic marketplace and channel management, all executed with precision. I am very excited to start the next part of my journey and to continue to dare to lead the world forward through exploration with The North Face community across the ‘big pond’.”
Plans for his replacement are underway, and a replacement will be announced soon.