Harmit Singh is set to join jeans and clothing brand Levi Strauss & Co as executive vice president and CFO in January.

He will be responsible for the company's global information technology and finance functions, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and controls, tax, treasury, risk management, internal audit and investor relations.

Most recently he was chief financial officer of Hyatt Hotels, where he played a part in establishing the global financial structure, helped lead the company through an IPO, and drove growth by supporting capital deployment for acquisitions and investments.

"Harmit has extensive experience in developing and implementing growth strategies for companies that serve consumers around the globe," said Chip Bergh, president and chief executive officer of LS&Co.

"His combination of financial and operational expertise, global experience and deep understanding of Asia will make him a strong addition to our leadership team at Levi Strauss & Co."

Following Singh's arrival, Kevin Wilson, who has served as interim CFO since August 2012, will resume his role as president, finance, for the Americas commercial operations.