Movado Group Names Debbie Forman-Pavan as President of North America Sales

Movado Group announced on Tuesday the appointment of Debbie Forman-Pavan as its new president of North America sales.

In the role, Forman-Pavan is tasked with leading all the company’s sales channels in North America and increasing revenue. Forman-Pavan is taking on the role from Alan Chinich, who is retiring from the position after 19 years with Movado Group. Chinich will stay on as an adviser until his retirement begins in July.

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Movado Group Inc. is the parent company behind watches and accessories labels and licenses like Movado, Coach, Hugo Boss, MVMT, Lacoste and others.

Debbie Forman-Pavan joins Movado Group
Debbie Forman-Pavan

“We are thrilled to have Debbie Forman-Pavan join the Movado Group family,” said Efraim Grinberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Movado Group. “She brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the luxury and contemporary accessories sector. We are confident that our iconic brands will continue to grow within North America under her leadership. We are grateful to have worked with Alan for nearly two decades and appreciate his unwavering commitment to excellence and valuable contributions to our company. Under his leadership, Movado has achieved remarkable milestones and sustained growth. We wish him the very best in retirement.”

Forman-Pavan comes to Movado Group from Renfro Brands, where she served as chief commercial officer for the company’s fashion and performance division. She has also previously worked as the executive vice president of the accessories division at Global Brands Group, where she helped grow profits for brands like Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Kate Spade.

“I am honored to join the organization and look forward to working with and becoming a part of the team,” Forman-Pavan said. “I have always admired the renowned, iconic global watch brands under the Movado Group portfolio. I am looking forward to building upon the existing platform in place to amplify our growth across North America.”

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