US apparel retailer Express has appointed company president and CEO Michael Weiss as chairman of the board.

The company yesterday (3 November) said he will replace Stefan Kaluzny following Sycamore Partners' acquisition of a controlling interest in Mast Global Fashions. Mast Global Fashions is a sourcing agent of Express and Kaluzny is a founding partner of Sycamore Partners.

The company has also appointed Mylle Mangum as lead independent director.

"Stefan has been an exceptional board member for Express, investing his valuable time, talent, passion and wisdom to help make Express successful, and has also been at the forefront of Express' evolution to an independent business and ultimately a public company," said Weiss.