Daily Digest

25 February, 2013

The Man Behind the Curtain

Francois-Henri Pinault | Photo: Virgile Guinard

“After working in the lower rungs of his father’s company, the PPR chief François-Henri Pinault was handed the keys to an uncertain kingdom. But with a series of controversial hirings, firings and acquisitions, he’s pulled off the rare feat of besting the patriarch and creating a fashion empire.”

AllSaints chief on a mission to create brand in Asia and America

All Saints Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source All Saints

“After almost a year at the helm, Lea’s AllSaints salvation rests in the hands of his new chief executive, William Kim. The 40-year old has been tasked with turning the company from a busted flush into a global $1bn (£655m) brand. In the year to January, sales were just £199m.”