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Power Moves | Chiara Ferragni Named CEO of Her Company, Nicola Formichetti Exits Diesel

This week, blogger-turned-businesswoman Chiara Ferragni takes on the chief executive and president roles at her company TBS Crew, while Diesel’s artistic director Nicola Formichetti will step down at the end of the year.
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  • Tamison O'Connor

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

Chiara Ferragni takes on president role at TBS Crew
Blogger-turned-businesswoman Chiara Ferragni has stepped up to helm her company, TBS Crew, as its new president and chief executive. Ferragni, whose new role is part of a business restructuring, succeeds Riccardo Pozzoli, co-founder and former chief executive. Pozzoli will no longer have an operative position in the company, but will continue to hold a minority stake.

Nicola Formichetti exits Diesel, Marco Agnolin joins as CEO
Diesel's artistic director Nicola Formichetti will be stepping down at the end of 2017 after five years at the creative helm. While his successor has not yet been named, the company announced former Bershka boss Marco Agnolin as its new chief executive. Agnolin replaces Alessandro Bogliolo, who departed for Tiffany & Co. in October.

Galeries Lafayette, BHV Marais reshuffles management
Nicolas Houzé, Galeries Lafayette and BHV Marais chief executive, has created a single Operations division to house the entire French store network; this will be led by Olivier Bron, who joined the group as director in 2014. Alexandre Liot, currently BHV Marais' director, will become Galeries Lafayette Haussmann director, succeeding Agnès Vigneron, who will take up a new role heading up the integration project for La Redoute. The group will also set up an International Development division, which will be headed up by current chief financial officer Philippe Pedone. Pedone will be succeeded by financial control director Nicolas Retailleau. All changes are effective February 1, 2018.

Paul Deneve departs Apple
Former YSL chief Paul Deneve has left his role as vice president of special projects at Apple. A seasoned fashion executive who has held senior leadership roles at Courrèges, Nina Ricci and Lanvin, Deneve first worked for Apple in the 1990s as a sales and marketing manager. Prior to re-joining Apple in 2013, he served as chief executive at Yves Saint Laurent, appointing Hedi Slimane creative director in 2012.

Macy's names chief product and digital revenue officer
Macy's Inc. has appointed Jill Ramsey its new chief product and digital revenue officer, effective January 8, 2018. The newly created position will see Ramsey responsible for product and revenue for macys.com and the Macy's app; she will also oversee the product management teams that support Macy's and Bloomingdale's. She joins the company from eBay, where she served as vice president, general manager of vertical businesses.

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