Footwear group Steven Madden Ltd has named Awadhesh Sinha chief operating officer as of 1 July.

Richard Olicker, who has served as president and COO since September 2001, will continue in his role as president.

Sinha has been a director of the Company since October 2002. In his new management role at Steven Madden, Ltd, Sinha will be responsible for improving operating efficiencies across all the Company's divisions.

He has also served as COO and chief financial officer of Wear Me Apparel Inc, a children's clothing company.

Steven Madden Ltd designs and markets fashion-forward footwear for women, men, and children.