Robin Terrell joins Figleaves from Amazon.co.uk to head up operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his capacity as Executive Vice President EMEA, a newly created role, he will be instrumental in driving growth, profitability and expansion into key European markets as the business enters a new phase in its development. He will report in to Figleaves co-founder and president Daniel Nabarro.
Robin joined Amazon.co.uk in 1999 and is currently managing director. He will officially commence his new role on June 10. He comes with a solid background in retail and e-commerce markets. Prior to joining Amazon.co.uk Robin was a finance director at Dell’s European headquarters and is a qualified chartered accountant.
In readiness for global roll-out into new markets, Figleaves’ co-founder Michael Ross, who has been instrumental in developing our UK and US business, takes on a new strategic role as Executive Vice President Global Development. He will spearhead Figleaves’ expansion with responsibilities for global technology and deployment, global strategy and business development.
Daniel Nabarro said: “I’m delighted to welcome Robin as part of the team. His superb credentials will enable him to meet the challenges at Figleaves. The business continues to be on track to reach its aggressive sales targets and both newly created roles will ensure that we are on a firm footing to become a major global retail player.”
Note to editors:
Figleaves.com is the current holder of Retail Week’s Online Retailer of the Year and Drapers’ Lingerie Retailer of the Year awards. The business launched in 1998 and is the world’s second most visited online retailer of intimate apparel, swimwear and men’s underwear. In 2003 Figleaves.com launched a US dollar website followed by a fast expanding US office, and plans to open a North American warehouse later this year. We stock over 200 brands from Wonderbra and Gossard to designer labels including Dolce & Gabbana and the La Perla brands. We ship to 66 countries and operate a free delivery service and free returns policy.
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