Athletic apparel giant Nike Inc has appointed three divisional vice-presidents, including Pamela Catlett as vice-president of investor relations, Jim Allaker as vice-president of finance, planning and operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Hubertus Hoyt as vice-president of EMEA commercial.

Catlett, who joined Nike in 1999 as investor relations manager, will assume responsibility for the management and development of Nike's investor relations' activities in her new role.

Allaker, a 16-year Nike veteran, will oversee finance and business planning operations for the EMEA region in his expanded capacity.

Hoyt, the former marketing director of Nike Germany, will be responsible for development and management of all Nike sales and retail operations in the EMEA region in his new role.

"These well-deserved promotions further demonstrate the strong bench of talent we have developed at Nike," company president Charlie Denson said.

"These invidividuals have a deep understanding of Nike and are committed to continuing to lead the company toward our goal of becoming not only a great global brand, but a great global company."