LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Victoria's Secret names CEO
L Brands has appointed John Mehas as chief executive of Victoria's Secret, following the recent departure of Jen Singer. Mehas was previously president of Tory Burch and starts in his new position early 2019.
Condé Nast announces president of Condé Nast Entertainment
Oren Katzeff has been appointed head of Condé Nast Entertainment, effective December 17. Katzeff, who previously served as global head of programming at Tastemade, will report to Condé Nast chief executive Bob Sauerberg.
H&M announces head of inclusion and diversity for North America
H&M has named Ezinne Kwubiri head of inclusion and diversity for North America, a newly created position. Kwubiri joins the company from Viacom, where she served as director of change management, global business services and will report to North American president Martino Pessina in her new role.
Giorgio Armani Corporation appoints CEO
Gaetano Sciuto, former president of Fendi Americas, has been appointed chief executive of Giorgio Armani Corporation effective January 7. Sciuto replaces Giuseppe Marsocci, who will become deputy managing director, commercial at Giorgio Armani SpA, of which Giorgio Armani Corporation is a subsidiary.
L’Oréal names CFO and head of luxury cosmetics
L’Oréal has appointed Christophe Babule to replace Christian Mulliez as chief financial officer, effective February 2019. Babule was previously financial director of L’Oréal Asia Pacific. The company has also announced the promotion of Cyril Chapuy from deputy general manager of L’Oréal Luxe to head of the luxury division.
Lucas Ossendrijver leaves Lanvin
Lanvin menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver has exited the company effective immediately. Market sources say Loewe menswear head Bruno Sialelli is a potential replacement for the role.
Zalando appoints two vice presidents
Zalando has appointed Sara Diez and Andreas Roedl as vice presidents of womenswear and menswear respectively. Diez was previously brand director at Nike, while Roedl held the position of e-commerce director at PVH. They have begun their new roles with immediate effect and report to chief executives Rubin Ritter, Robert Gentz and David Schneider.
MAD names managing director
Parisian institution Musée des Arts Décoratifs has appointed Sylvie Corréard its managing director, effective January 7, 2019. Corréard replaces David Caméo in her new role and previously served the French prime minister as culture and communication consultant.
The Hut Group chairman steps down amid board shake-up
The Hut Group executive chairman Richard Pennycook has exited the company and is set to be replaced by founder and chief executive Matthew Moulding in early 2019. The company has also announced that beauty chief Rachel Horsefield will become an executive director of the board and Zillah Byng-Thorne, chief executive of media company Future, will join the board as a member as well as chairing the company’s audit committee.
J.Crew CEO exits, replaced by team of execs
Chief executive of J.Crew Jim Brett has stepped down with immediate effect, leaving a team of four executives — chief operating officer Michael Nicholson, chief experience officer Adam Brotman, chief administrative officer Lynda Markoe and Madewell president Libby Wadle — to lead the company until a replacement is found.
Galeries Lafayette taps Lancel CEO
French department store group Galeries Lafayette has named Marianne Romestain, the former chief executive of Lancel, as head of a newly created buying division for ready-to-wear, beauty and accessories. Romestain will report to Nicolas Houzé, chief executive of Galeries Lafayette and BHV Marais.
Lacoste UK names CEO
Jamie Givens has been named chief executive of Lacoste UK and Ireland, replacing Peter Lawley as of October 5, 2018. Givens joined the company from Levi Strauss, where he most recently served as digital director.
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Editor's Note: This article was revised on November 23, 2018. An earlier version of the article misstated Christophe Babule was the owner of Maybelline, rather than stating that L'Oréal owns the Maybelline brand.