LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Tranoï trade show names president
Trade show Tranoï has appointed Boris Provost president, taking effect September 2019. Provost joins the company from trade fair organisation Reed Expositions France, where he was most recently manager of the hospitality and food division. He replaces David Hadida, who stepped down in June 2019.
Issey Miyake names new women’s designer
Issey Miyake has promoted design studio employee Satoshi Kondo to the role of head designer. Kondo will present his first collection on September 27 as part of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020. He replaces Yoshiyuki Miyamae, who will take on a new undisclosed project at the brand.
Neiman Marcus loses CFO, hires president and chief merchandising officer
Adam Orvos, chief financial officer of Neiman Marcus Group, is stepping down after less than 18 months in the role. The company has stated that Orvos will stay on until October 11 to assist in the transition process, with the search for his replacement now underway.
Neiman Marcus Group has also made a new hire, appointing Lana Todorovich president and chief merchandising officer. Reporting to Group Chief Executive Geoffroy van Raemdonck, Todorovich joins the retailer from Ralph Lauren, where she was president of North America wholesale.
Glossier taps Amazon executive for COO
Glossier has appointed Melissa Eamer chief operating officer, effective September 9. Eamer joins the company from Amazon, where she was vice president of sales and marketing for Amazon Devices. Reporting to Glossier Founder and Chief Executive Emily Weiss, she fills an empty role that was previously held by Henry Davis .
Huishan Zhang has named Alessia Pasin its first managing director. Pasin joins the label from Erdem, where she was worldwide wholesale director, and has previously worked in commercial roles at Michael Kors, Acne Studios and Alexander McQueen.
Estée Lauder names EVP and general counsel
The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Deirdre Stanley executive vice president and general counsel, effective October 28, 2019. Stanley previously served as general counsel for Thomson Reuters. A member of the company’s executive leadership team, she will report jointly to William P. Lauder, executive chairman, and Fabrizio Freda, president and chief executive and replaces Sara E. Moss, who was recently promoted to the newly created role of vice chairman.
Tapestry CEO exits
Victor Luis has stepped down as chief executive of Coach and Kate Spade owner Tapestry, after over five years at the helm and almost 13 years at the company. He is succeeded by Tapestry Chairman Jide Zeitlin.
COO, interim chair of Topshop owner Arcadia step down
Jamie Drummond Smith, who was appointed interim chairman of Arcadia group in April 2019, stepped down last week, with Chief Operating Officer David Shepherd entering early retirement the same day, after 25 years at the company. The departures took place shortly before reports that Arcadia owner Philip Green was splitting up his group’s brands in order to sell them off separately.
L’Oréal USA names president and CEO
L’Oréal has appointed Stéphane Rinderknech president and chief executive of L’Oréal USA, executive vice president of North America and a member of L’Oréal’s executive committee, effective October 1. Rinderknech was previously chief executive of L’Oréal China. He replaces Frédéric Rozé, to whom he now directly reports.
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