LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Dolce & Gabbana names chief operation officer
Fabrizio Cardinali has been appointed chief operating officer and board member at the Dolce & Gabbana Group. Before joining Dolce & Gabbana, Cardinali was the chief executive of Alfred Dunhill. Prior to that, Cardinali served as Dolce & Gabbana’s sales and marketing director, before taking up the role of chief executive at Richemont-owned Lancel.
Burberry hires head of strategy
Leonie Brantberg has been appointed head of strategy at British heritage brand Burberry, effective immediately. Prior to her appointment, Brantberg was an associate partner at McKinsey & Company, co-leading their apparel, fashion and luxury goods coverage.
Procter & Gamble appoints president of beauty
Alexandra Keith has been tapped by Procter & Gamble to helm its beauty business, effective July 1. Formerly president of P&G’s global skin and personal care division, Keith will succeed Patrice Louvet as group president of global beauty, and will also serve as president of global hair care. Mark Strobel, vice president of SK-II, will take over Keith’s current role.
Rimowa names chief brand officer
Hector Muelas has been appointed chief brand officer at luggage company Rimowa. Muelas, who previously served as LVMH’s vice president of content and digital creative, will be in charge of leading the company’s global brand marketing communications.
Brioni names creative director
Brioni has appointed Nina-Maria Nitsche as its new creative director, effective immediately. Nitsche previously worked at Maison Martin Margiela, taking over the creative direction in 2009 after 23 years at the house. She succeeds Justin O’Shea, whose abrupt departure from the brand was announced in October last year after just six months in the post.
Escada hires design director from Hunter
Niall Sloan has been named as Escada’s new global design director, effective August 1, 2017. Sloan joins the company from Hunter, where he held the same title; prior to that he was at Burberry, working closely with Christopher Bailey during the 10 years he spent at the company.
British Vogue names fashion director
Incoming editor-in-chief Edward Enninful named Venetia Scott as fashion director of British Vogue, effective July 10. Scott, who began her career at British Vogue as a fashion assistant, has worked as a stylist and photographer for publications including AnOther, Dazed, Pop and i-D. She will succeed Lucinda Chambers, who announced in May she would step down after 36 years at the magazine.
Avon hires global president
Avon has appointed Miguel Fernandez as global brand president, effective August 14. He succeeds John Higson, who has announced plans to retire in September from his role as executive vice president, chief commercial officer, after 32 years with the company. Fernandez joins Avon from Herbalife Ltd. where he served as executive vice president and managing director for the Americas and worldwide member operations.
Stitch Fix appoints director of brand development
Stitch Fix has hired Maria Dueñas Jacobs as director of brand development. Jacobs joins the styling service company from Elle, where she served as accessories director. In her new role, Dueñas Jacobs will focus on brand development, fashion media relations and special projects for the business.
Galvan hires CEO
Galvan has named Paul O’Regan as its new chief executive, effective immediately. He will succeed Katherine Holmgren, who is taking up the new role of commercial director. Originally an M&A banker on Wall Street, O’Regan joins the London-based label from All Saints, where he served as global communications and PR director; prior to that he held executive positions at Oscar de la Renta, Burberry and Kering.
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