Men?s apparel brand Allen Solly from Madura Garments, India?s largest apparel maker, too saw some movement with Simon Smith, Retail Director putting in his papers after about 1.5 years with the company. He is moving to Europe as the CEO of Marks & Spencer, Prague. Earlier he had served as CEO, Marks & Spencer, Turkey. Madura is yet to name his successor.
Meanwhile, Lalit Gulati has taken over as the President of the 500-member strong Apparel Exporters and Manufactures Association (AEMA) for the year 2009-10. He was elected unanimously at AEMA?s 12th annual general meeting recently. Gulati takes over from Praveen Nayyar who was AEMA`s earlier President. Gulati is the founder Chairman of Modelama Exports Limited, the country?s leading manufacturer and exporter of readymade garments.