LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Schiaparelli names artistic director
Following the announcement of Bertrand Guyon’s departure on April 19, 2019, Schiaparelli has appointed Daniel Roseberry to the role of artistic director. Roseberry joins the company from Thom Browne, where he was most recently design director of womenswear and menswear.
Audemars Piguet hires North America CEO
Patrick Ottomani has joined Audemars Piguet North America as chief executive, effective April 8. Previously US managing director of Berluti USA, he replaces Antonio Seward and reports to Yves Meylan, chief commercial officer of Audemars Piguet.
Forevermark appoints CEO
Diamond brand Forevermark — a subsidiary of De Beers — has promoted chief operating officer Nancy Liu to the role of chief executive, with immediate effect. Liu replaces Stephen Lussier, who will remain chairman of the company while stepping away from the role of chief executive to oversee group strategy.
LVMH’s Bernard Arnault has stepped away from his seat on the board of French supermarket chain Carrefour. His son Alexandre Arnault will assume his place for the remainder of his term, which ends with company’s annual general meeting on June 14.
Hermès CEO steps down from L’Oréal board
Axel Dumas, chief executive of Hermès, has stepped away from his seat on the L’Oréal board of directors, citing a potential conflict of interest after the French luxury brand announced its foray into cosmetics. L’Oréal has said that shareholders have since approved the appointment of Orange France chief executive Fabienne Dulac to the board.
Anthropologie announces executive changes
Urban Outfitters-owned Anthropologie has announced the departure of Andrew Carnie, president of home, garden and international, effective April 26. The company also promoted co-president Hillary Super to the role of Anthropologie global president.
Boohoo adds former JD Sports CFO to board
Brian Small, who retired from work as chief financial officer of JD Sports in October 2018, has been appointed to Boohoo’s board of directors. Small’s involvement as a board member will also include chairing the company’s audit committee.
Debenhams CEO steps down
Following the takeover by lenders earlier this month, Debenhams chief executive Sergio Bucher has stepped down. Bucher will be replaced by chairman Terry Duddy, who will assume an interim executive role.
Ted Baker adds HR veteran to board of directors
In the wake of allegations of “forced hugging” against founder Ray Kelvin, Ted Baker has appointed human resources expert Helena Feltham to the company board, effective May 2019. Feltham was previously people director at homeware store B&Q and currently serves as director and trustee of the Retail Trust.
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