Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation has announced that Dennis P Kelly has joined the company as vice president of risk management/controller. In this new position, Mr Kelly will be responsible for all treasury functions, risk management, tax, and corporate reporting.

He brings to the company a wealth of experience in financial and profit improvement planning. Mr Kelly will report to Gerald Chaney, senior vice president and CFO of Polo Ralph Lauren.

Most recently, Mr Kelly served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Betesh Group, a multinational accessories distributor, where he was responsible for all financial and administrative functions including accounting, budgeting, planning, risk management and treasury.

Prior to joining Betesh, Mr Kelly was chief financial officer of Kasper ASL Ltd, a publicly held manufacturer and marketer of women's apparel, where he oversaw the accounting, SEC reporting and various other financial functions of the company. Mr Kelly spent the previous ten years at Crystal Brands Inc, where he rose to the position of vice president, controller and treasurer.