Shoes, handbags and accessories company Kenneth Cole has appointed two new senior executives to the company.

Richard Olicker will be joining the company as president of wholesale and executive vice president, while Henrik Madsen will assume the role of senior vice president and general manager of international operations.

Olicker joins the company from Steven Madden, where he recently held the position of president since 2001 and was responsible for seven independently operating wholesale footwear divisions.

Madsen was previously chief executive and president at Kasper Europe, a subsidiary of Jones Apparel, where he e oversaw the operation of all women's apparel and accessories divisions.

Chairman and chief executive Kenneth Cole said: "Both executives are joining at an exciting time as the business continues to grow and reposition its brands."