ZAGREB, 11 February 2021 – Successful Canadian-Croatian businesswoman Tanya Golesic has been named president of women’s at American fashion brand Michael Kors.
Golesic, who will start her new role on 1 April, was most recently president of Jimmy Choo North America where she played a pivotal role in expanding the brand.
“I am excited to be joining the Michael Kors team in a global role. The past 5 years at Jimmy Choo have been amazing. I am so grateful for this promotion and look forward to what the future holds,” Golesic said.
Both Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors are divisions of Capri Holdings Ltd.
Tanya’s parents left the Croatian capital Zagreb in the 1970s and started a new life in Canada where Tanya was born.
“I was very connected to my Croatian heritage growing up. We visited Croatia every year and my Baka would also visit Canada every year. We spoke Croatian growing up because it was my parents’ first language, but unfortunately my Croatian has deteriorated over the years with lack of practice. I still visit Croatia multiple times a year as it is my favorite country,” Tanya explained.
Fashion has always been her passion and she knew early on that working in the industry would be her destiny.
“I always knew it was something I wanted to pursue. My mother owned two clothing stores so I spent many summers as a teenager also working for my mother,” she said.
Prior to Jimmy Choo, she held executive posts at Canada Goose, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren.
You can read our full interview with Tanya here.