Gap names Syngal to lead Old Navy

Gap (NYSE:GPS) has named company veteran Sonia Syngal as Old Navy's global president, effective immediately. 

       Sonia Syngal

The appointment marks Syngal's return to Old Navy, where she served as senior VP of the brand's international division in 2013 before being tapped to lead Gap Inc.'s enterprisewide global supply chain. During her 12 years with the company, she has been a key driver in evolving its product-to-market model.

Most recently, Syngal served as exec-VP of global supply chain and product operations for Gap, responsible for managing all aspects of global sourcing, logistics and product operations across all brands and channels.

Her role has been to help Gap gain greater speed to market in order to better compete with fast-fashion brands such as H&M. It's a work in progress for the company.

Syngal is tasked with leading "the brand's continued reinvention of the value space with quality, accessible fashion for everyone," according to a company statement.

"How we continue to transform our product engine, focused on balancing amazing product with operational excellence, will be key to unlocking Old Navy's next phase of growth," Syngal said in a statement.

"Sonia is an inspiring leader with a proven track record leading transformation and driving product-to-market innovations," said Art Peck, Gap CEO. "Following a comprehensive search, I'm confident Sonia is the right leader to enable Old Navy to realize its substantial, long-term growth potential."

Jill Stanton, who served as interim leader for Old Navy, will serve as a strategic advisor to support Syngal's transition. Additionally, the company announced two appointments to oversee Gap's global supply chain and logistics functions. Effective immediately, Michael Yee will serve as exec-VP, global supply chain, sourcing and production and Shawn Curran as exec-VP, global supply chain logistics and product operations.

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