Gap names Jeff Kirwan and Andi Owen as new global presidents

Jeff Kirwan (left) and Andi Owen

Gap announced the promotion of two executives to global brand president positions for Gap and Banana Republic. Jeff Kirwan will become global president for Gap brand in December, succeeding Stephen Sunnucks who will leave the company in December. And Andi Owen will become global president for Banana Republic, succeeding Jack Calhoun, who will leave in February.

"We'll start 2015 with a management team comprised of both established executives and the next generation of brand leaders ready for the next generation of customers," said Art Peck, who orchestrated the changes ahead of taking over the CEO role for Gap in February.  "We've provided a transition period that allows our teams to deliver a successful holiday, while gearing up for a future where great product, showcased seamlessly across physical and digital experiences, consistently delights our customers."

Kirwan has spent the last three years as president of greater China for Gap, while Owen is currently in charge of the Gap Outlet division.

"Over the past decade, I've worked with Jeff and Andi and seen them in action. They each bring the creativity, tenacity, and exceptional leadership qualities necessary for these roles, and, importantly, they have consistently delivered results for our brands and company," Peck added. Press release