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Power Moves | Carolina Herrera Names CEO, Melissa Dick to Condé Nast, IMG Taps Russo

BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
François Kress, CEO of Carolina Herrera | Source: Courtesy
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  • Kati Chitrakorn

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

Carolina Herrera Appoints CEO
Carolina Herrera has appointed François Kress as its new chief executive officer. Kress, who starts on Monday at the brand's New York offices, was previously global president of Stuart Weitzman, and has held high profile roles at The Row, Prada, Bulgari and Fendi. In his new role, he will report to José Manuel Albesa, chief brand officer for Carolina Herrera's parent company Puig.

Asos' Melissa Dick to Condé Nast
Former ASOS editorial director Melissa Dick has been tapped as editorial director of e-commerce at Condé Nast, a newly created position by  the publishing company, as it begins its entry into e-commerce. Dick has led editorial content at Asos since 2010. Prior to that, she held digital editor roles at Hachette Filipacchi Media and at Elle magazine, both in the UK.

IMG Taps SVP of Global Sales and Brand Management
Modelling agency IMG has appointed Leslie Russo as senior vice president of global sales and brand management. Based in New York, Russo will be responsible for the company's partnerships and sales. Russo previously spent 15 years at Condé Nast, working under various titles including Glamour, Details, W Magazine and Brides.

Bread & Butter Taps Creative Director
Troubled Berlin trade fair Bread & Butter has named Haman Alimardani as creative director. He replaces Robert Dizdarevic, and will be responsible for the direction of the restructured fair, planned for July 7 to 9. Alimardani has previously worked with Kenzo, Mey, Nike, Porsche, and Microsoft and runs his own label: Hamansutra.

Nicholas Coleridge Named Chairman of V&A​ Museum
Condé Nast president Nicholas Coleridge has been appointed as chairman of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Starting his four-year term in November, Coleridge succeeds Paul Ruddock, who held the title for eight years. Coleridge will work with V&A director Martin Roth on future plans for a potential V&A site in East London, and the opening of the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee in 2018.

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