VF Corp. has appointed Markus Hamm as vice president and general manager of Kipling for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) region, effective April 1. He will be based in Antwerp, Belgium, where Kipling’s marketing and sales operations are headquartered. Hamm joined VF in 2004. Since January 2019, he has been managing wholesale, strategic accounts, sales operations and digital for the Eastpak brand. Prior to that, he had held various key sales roles for Jansport and Eastpak. In his new role he will report to Vera Breuer, Kipling global president.