President, Qurate Retail Group International
Aidan O’Meara became President, Qurate Retail Group International in February 2019, having acted in an advisory capacity to the group since July 2018. Aidan is responsible for driving growth, team member engagement and innovation at retail operations outside of the U.S., which bring the QVC shopping experience to customers in Japan, the U.K. and Ireland, Germany and Austria, Italy, and QVC’s joint venture in China. Aidan also explores opportunities to expand Qurate Retail Group’s presence into new markets and new shopping models.
Aidan has over 30 years of experience in international consumer-focused businesses, including 25 years with VF Corporation. Prior to Qurate Retail Group, Aidan served as Group President, International at VF Corp, where he led 12,000 team members across all geographies outside the Americas (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia) to record performance in 2017, making International VF Corp’s fastest-growing region. During this time, Aidan also served on VF Corp’s executive leadership team.
Previously, Aidan was President, Asia Pacific, where he led the growth of VF Corp’s brand portfolio across this region and turned China into VF Corp’s second-largest market globally. During this time, he oversaw the development of a large, direct-to-consumer business and pioneered the flow of talent between VF Corp’s businesses globally. Across his career, Aidan has run businesses in Ireland, the U.K., Scandinavia, EMEA, Asia and the U.S.
Aidan earned his bachelor’s degree in business studies from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
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“Beauty with Benefits” Named Finalist in Shorty Social Good Awards
November 4, 2019: Earlier this year, QVC, HSN and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) joined forces once again to raise awareness and funds for women battling cancer through “Beauty with Benefits,” a beauty sales event in which 80% of the purchase price of donated merchandise benefitted Cancer and Careers
Newsweek Honors Qurate Retail Group Brands for Outstanding Customer Service
October 23, 2019: Four of Qurate Retail Group’s leading brands – QVC, HSN, Zulily and Ballard Designs – were recently recognized byNewsweek magazine in their annual America’s Best Customer Service list for 2020.
Garnet Hill Helps Kids “Dream Big” at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
October 18, 2019: Garnet Hill, women’s and kids clothing, accessories and home décor brand, visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to host a crafting party and slipper boot giveaway for patients and their families on the heels of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.