LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Alexander McQueen Names CEO
Kering has appointed Emmanuel Gintzburger chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen, replacing Jonathan Akeroyd, who leaves the company to “pursue other interests.” Gintzburger has spent 17 years in the luxury and cosmetics industries, most recently as Yves Saint Laurent’s retail and wholesale director.
Rodrigo Bazan Exits Alexander Wang, Joins Thom Browne
Rodrigo Bazan has stepped down as president at Alexander Wang to join Thom Browne as chief executive officer. Bazan joined the brand in December 2010 and oversaw the roll-out of 27 new stores. Prior to Wang, Bazan was vice president and general manager for Marc Jacobs International’s European, Middle Eastern and Indian markets. His successor has yet to be named.
Creative Director to Leave Tod’s
Alessandra Facchinetti will leave her role as creative director at Tod’s, after three years in the position, to “focus on other projects.” Facchinetti joined Tod’s in 2013, replacing Derek Lam. Before her appointment at Tod’s she was creative director at Valentino.
Ralph Lauren Promotes Valerie Hermann
Valerie Hermann, Ralph Lauren’s global brand president of luxury collections, has been promoted to global brand president for luxury, women’s collections and accessories, effective immediately. Hermann will oversee all luxury brands, with the addition of Women’s Polo, Lauren, Chaps, Denim & Supply, and men's and women’s footwear, accessories and denim.
Valérie Duport Joins Kering
Valérie Duport has joined Kering as senior vice president of communications and image, effective immediately. Duport, who also joins Kering's executive committee, will report to chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault. She previously served as international director of press services and external relations at Chanel.
Kering Hires President of Watch Division
Kering has named Alain Riguidel president of Kering’s North America luxury watch division. Riguidel comes from Richemont, where he has held various management positions, most recently as regional brand director of Piaget Latin America and the Caribbean.
Levi Strauss Appoints Americas President
Levi Strauss & Co has promoted Roy Bagattini to executive vice-president and president of Levi Strauss Americas, effective June 1. Bagattini previously served as executive vice president and president of the company’s Asian, Middle Eastern and African divisions.
Abercrombie COO to Step Down
After more than two years in the role and more than seven years at the company, chief operating officer Jonathan Ramsden will exit Abercrombie & Fitch Co, effective June 15. Ramsden’s responsibilities will be taken up by chief merchandising officer Fran Horowitz, chief financial officer Joanne Crevoiserat and executive chairman Arthur Martines.
Kit and Ace Names President
Wendy Bennison has joined Kit and Ace as president, replacing interim chief executive officer Paul Wilson. Bennison joins the Canadian brand from Roots Canada, where she served as president and chief operating officer.
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