LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Agent Provocateur Appoints CEO
Fabrizio Malverdi has joined Agent Provocateur, where he will take on the role of chief executive officer, with immediate effect. He previously served as managing director of Dior Homme and has held various executive positions at brands within the LVMH Group, including Givenchy and John Galliano.
Escada Names CEO
Escada has appointed Iris Epple-Righi as chief executive officer, effective September 1. Epple Righi joins from Calvin Klein, where she was president brand management for Calvin Klein Europe. She succeeds June McMahon who for personal reasons stepped down last July.
Michele Norsa to Leave Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo’s chief executive officer Michele Norsa will leave his post by the end of the year. He will continue to work at the company in a non-executive role. Norsa joined Ferragamo in 2006 and led the company during its 2011 stock market listing. Previously he was chief executive officer at Valentino.
Andrea Pompilio Exits Canali
Andrea Pompilio is exiting Canali by mutual agreement. Pompilio joined the company in March 2014 as a creative consultant and has produced four collections since his appointment. Canali's in-house design team will create its Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
Nike Reshuffles Top Management
Nike has announced a slew of management changes. Jim Calhoun, president and chief executive officer of Nike’s Converse division, has exited his role and will be succeeded by Davide Grasso. Grasso, who currently holds the position of chief marketing officer, will be succeeded by Greg Hoffman, currently vice president of global brand creative and experience. Meanwhile, Nike’s vice president and general manager of footwear, Michael Spillane, has been named president of product and merchandising. He replaces Jeanne Jackson, who will take on a newly-created role, working directly with Nike CEO Mark Parker.
Hugo Boss's Chief Brand Officer Resigns
After six years, Hugo Boss’ chief brand officer, Christoph Auhagen, has left the company’s managing board by mutual consent. Auhagen will be succeeded by Ingo Wilts, who has been appointed as member of the board and will start his new role by November 1.
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