Performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand Under Armour has appointed Chris Gates as its new chief information officer.

In this role, Gates will be responsible for developing the company's global IT operations. He most recently served as CIO at US-based conglomerate General Electric. 

In October, Under Armour raised its full-year earnings outlook after reporting a 27% increase in third-quarter profit and 26% jump in revenue, driven by innovations.