Karl Heinz Salzburger has been promoted to the position of corporate vice president and president of VF International, and named as a member of VF Corporation's operating committee.

Previously president of VF EMEA and Asia, Salzburger will continue to be responsible for the company's brands in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific after his promotion takes effect on 4 January.

"Karl Heinz has demonstrated exceptional leadership since joining VF in 2000, and has played a key role in driving strong top- and bottom-line growth in many important geographic markets," said Eric Wiseman, VF chairman and CEO.

"The promotion acknowledges his contributions and recognises the importance of our international growth plans in the years to come."