NEW DELHI, Feb. 23 -- Swedish fashion retailer H&M on Tuesday named Yanira Ramirez as country sales manager for India, a market where it has 50 stores.

Ramirez, a qualified lawyer, joins as country head after leading Hennes & Maurtiz group's fashion brand '&Other Stories' as its global sales manager.

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Ramirez will be based out of H&M India's head office in New Delhi, the company said in a statement. According to her LinkedIn profile, Ramirez formally took over the role in January this year.

She has spent close to two decades working with the world's top fashion retaile, starting out with H&M in the UK as an in-store sales adviser in 2005, moving on to become an area manager.

She was ...