Accessories specialist Coach Inc has appointed Andre Cohen as the company's new senior vice president, international wholesale, in an effort to develop its export business.

Cohen, who joins the company in February 2008 from Timberland, will have shared responsibility for shaping Coach's international strategy and managing key international distribution accounts and business partners.

Reporting to Coach International president Ian Bickley and partnering with Coach Greater China president Thibault Villet, he will also have a particular focus on travel retail and key markets outside Japan.

"We are extremely pleased that Andre will be joining our international management team, bringing his impressive global sales and general management experience with other premium brands to Coach," said Bickley.

"He is an accomplished international business executive with great insights into worldwide growth strategies."