Gap's European president Stephen Sunnucks been appointed to the new role of president of Europe and international strategic alliances.
Sunnucks has taken on the adiitional responsibility of heading up Gap's plans to expand into other European countries. Gap's European business currently consists of its UK chain and a handful shops in France and Turkey.
Gap declined to give details of specific target markets but a spokeswoman said that Gap expected a significant proportion of growth to come from European markets.
Sunnucks' role shifted to include European expansion responsibilities following the closure of Gap's European design office earlier this year.