Spanish fashion group Cortefiel SA on Wednesday named former Hennes & Mauritz AB director Anselm Van den Auwelant as its new managing director.

The retailer said in a short news release Van den Auwelant will be responsible for the operational development of its three main brands Cortefiel, Springfield and Women's Secret.

It added Van den Auwelant was involved in the Swedish clothing giant’s launch in France and Spain.