Spanish retail giant Inditex is reshuffling executives at its Italian and UK operations as current UK boss Dilip Patel heads to the US.

A spokesperson for Inditex said Patel, currently director of Inditex UK, will take over Inditex US "in the coming weeks".

As a result, the head of its Italian business, Lorenzo Marcheselli, will take the helm at its UK operations.

Inditex, which operates the flagship Zara fashion chain, reported revenues of over EUR7bn (US$9.1bn) for the first half of the fiscal year, increasing its net profit by 32%.