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Power Moves | Dries Van Noten Names President, Agent Provocateur Announces Executive Appointments

This week, Dries Van Noten hires a president formerly at the helm of Ports 1961, while Agent Provocateur appoints a CEO and CCO.
Matteo De Rosa | Source: Courtesy
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  • Rachel Deeley

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

Dries Van Noten taps former Ports 1961 MD for president

Dries van Noten has appointed Matteo De Rosa as president, effective February 1. De Rosa joins the Puig-owned company from Australian luxury group Kennedy, where he was managing director of fashion and lifestyle and group commercial officer. Prior to Kennedy Luxury Group, he was managing director at fashion label Ports 1961.

Agent Provocateur names CEO and CCO

Michelle Ryan has been appointed chief executive at Agent Provocateur, effective January 20. Ryan joins the company from Kurt Geiger, where she served as buying and supply chain director. The lingerie brand has also promoted Kerry Neill from joint managing director to chief commercial officer, reporting to Ryan in her new role.  

Condé Nast appoints first chief product and technology officer

Sanjay Bhakta has joined Condé Nast in the newly created role of chief product and technology officer, effective January 27. Previously, Bhakta was senior vice president of global platform and product engineering at publishing company Pearson. He will report to Wolfgang Blau, Condé Nast’s chief operating officer and president, international.

Coty names chief legal officer

Kristin Blazewicz has been named as Coty’s chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary of the board of directors, effective March 15. Blazewicz joins the company from Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., where she was vice president, assistant general counsel. She replaces Greer McMullen and will report to Coty Chief Executive Pierre Laubies.

Tiger of Sweden creative director departs 

Christoffer Lundman is exiting Tiger of Sweden after two years as creative director. His last collection for the brand, Autumn/Winter 2020, was presented on January 8.

Former British Vogue creative director joins Patriksson Group

Pan-Scandinavian PR agency Patriksson Group has hired Johan Svensson as creative director of Patriksson Creative Studio, with immediate effect. Svensson joins the company from British Vogue, where he was hired as creative director in 2017. Svensson reports to Patriksson Chief Executive Hanna Renlund Westerberg in his new role. 

UAL vice-chancellor steps down

Sir Nigel Carrington has announced that he is stepping down as vice-chancellor of University of the Arts London, after 13 years at the institution. He will stay on until a successor is found. 

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