LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Depop names CTO
Depop has sought a chief technology officer in Remo Gettini. He joined the company on August 27 from American education tech start-up Age of Learning, where he was senior vice president of engineering, and replaces Massimo de Marco.
Alaïa announces CEO
Alaïa has named Myriam Serrano chief executive of the brand, effective earlier this week. Serrano joins the brand from Richemont stablemate Chloé, where she was director of communications and accessories, and replaces Alison Sachs, who has taken on new other responsibilities within the luxury group. Both Sachs and Serrano report to Richemont’s current head of fashion, Eric Vallat.
Richemont fashion lead departs
Eric Vallat has resigned as Richemont’s head of fashion and accessories after a year in the role, citing personal reasons. He has since been named chief executive of Rémy Cointreau. After his departure on October 26, the group’s fashion and accessories unit will report to Chief Executive Jerome Lambert.
YNAP names CTO, global HR lead, managing director of Net-A-Porter
Yoox Net-A-Porter has named Pete Marsden chief technology officer, joining the company last month from his role as chief information officer of Jade Phoenix. The group has also appointed Paolo Inga, previously at telecommunications provider Vodafone, to the role of global human resources director, a direct report of Chairman and Chief Executive Federico Marchetti. Additionally, Net-A-Porter has appointed Nicola Brandolese, former chief executive of Giuseppe Zanotti, managing director.
Bergdorf Goodman names creative director
Bergdorf Goodman has appointed consultant editorial director and stylist Elle Strauss creative director of the company, starting with immediate effect. Strauss has previously also served as fashion and style director of Amazon-owned Shopbop. She reports to Darcy Penick, Bergdorf Goodman's president.
Jack Ma steps down from Alibaba
After 20 years at the helm of the e-commerce business he co-founded, Jack Ma has stepped down as chairman of Alibaba Group, entering retirement on September 10. He has handed over responsibility to Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang.
JD.com hires investment lead
Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com has appointed Jason Hu to the newly created role of head of strategic investments, as of late July 2019. Hu was formerly managing director of private equity firm CDH Investments and reports to Chief Strategy Officer Jon Liao.
Julie Gilhart joins Tomorrow Consulting amid merger
Fashion consultant Julie Gilhart has taken on two new roles since merging her namesake firm with Tomorrow Consulting, becoming chief development officer of the Tomorrow Group and president of Tomorrow Consulting. She has sat on Tomorrow’s board since February 2016.
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