Francis “Ken” Duane is the Vice Chairman, PVH Corp. and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Brands, a role he assumed in 2018. Ken began his career at PVH in 1998 as the division President of Izod Wholesale and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Wholesale Sportswear and North America Wholesale in 2012. Ken is responsible for managing North American customer account relationships, as well as overseeing the strategic direction of the Heritage Brands sportswear, dress furnishings and swimwear divisions. Additionally, as Vice Chairman, Ken is involved with broader strategic corporate initiatives.
Prior to joining PVH, Ken served as President, Worldwide for Guess Inc. He began his career at Burberry in 1981 before becoming Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hugo Boss from 1985 to 1990. He also served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nautica Inc. from 1990 to 1996.
Ken currently serves on the Board Governors for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, which sponsors over $1.5 million in scholarships annually for fashion, arts and business. He is on the Board of Trustees at Give Kids the World, a non-profit organization that provides children with life-threatening illnesses and their families with complimentary visits to central Florida attractions. He is also on the Board of Governors at GS1 US, which serves more than 2 million businesses in 25 industries in the United States by facilitating industry initiatives, administrating the GS1 System of standards, providing education and support, and connecting communities through events and online forums.
Ken is a member of The Business Advisory board of Retail Management at Santa Clara University and a member of the Board of Trustees of Merrimack College. He graduated with a bachelor of science in finance and marketing from Merrimack College.