Gap Inc names Breitbard as Banana Republic head

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People carrying umbrellas pass by a Gap store on 5th avenue in midtown Manhattan in New York June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Copyright Reuters 2017)

Gap Inc named Mark Breitbard as president and chief executive officer of its Banana Republic brand.

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Breitbard, who will join Gap in early May, most recently served as the chief executive of San Francisco based-children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corp, Gap said on Tuesday.

Breitbard will replace Andi Owen, who left the company in late February.

(Reporting by Gayathree Ganesan in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)