Esprit has appointed Holly Li as CEO of the apparel retailer's Chinese division, joining the company from Adidas.

The company today (15 November) said that Li will be responsible for "achieving Esprit's growth ambitions in China. She will report to CEO Ronald van der Vis.

Li is currently vice president and general manager for North China of Adidas.

Esprit said in September that China, the company's second largest market after Germany, would be a focus as it pulls out of North America and sells its retail businesses in Spain, Denmark, and Sweden.