Adventure footwear company Deckers Outdoor Corp on Friday announced its president and COO, Peter Benjamin, is to resign in order to return to his role of director Asian sales operations.

The California-based company, whose brands include Teva, Simple and Ugg, said Mr Benjamin was returning to his prior role from the New Year having helped chairman and CEO, Douglas Otto, reorganise the firm’s management team into strategic business units.

Mr Otto, who will resume the role of president, said: "Peter's leadership and direction during the past several years cannot be understated. He has been a vital contributor to our restructuring and a major force behind improving our operating platform.

"We now believe we have the right pieces in place to support future growth and subsequently, we made the strategic decision to have Peter work on expanding our sales efforts in the growing and under-penetrated Asian marketplace."