Fashion brand Hugo Boss AG has appointed Andre Maeder to its management board.

Maeder, a former executive merchandise director at Harrod's of London, will officially join the board in January.

He is currently serving as deputy CEO of the S. Oliver Group, a position he has held since 2002.

In his new role, he will take responsibility for the company's shoes and leather goods segment, as well as worldwide retailing activities.

In addition, he will oversee the group's subsidiaries in Japan and the United States.

Previously, Boss shoes and leather goods were overseen by a licensing partner.