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Power Moves | Erdem Hires CEO, Loewe CFO to Exit

This week, Erdem names its first ever CEO, while Loewe’s CFO of three years steps down.
Philippa Nixon | Source: Courtesy
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  • Rachel Deeley

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

Gap Inc. Chief Executive Art Peck Exits

After a four-year tenure, Peck is leaving the parent company of Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Robert J. Fisher, the company's current non-executive chairman of the board, will serve as president and CEO on an interim basis.

Erdem names CEO

Erdem has appointed Philippa Nixon as chief executive, the first CEO in the company's 14-year history. Nixon joins the company from Chloé, where she was managing director, and has previously held roles at Fendi and Louis Vuitton. 

Loewe CFO exits

Eloy Rodrigo is leaving Loewe, where has held the position of chief financial officer since 2016, to head up the finance team of telecommunications provider Vodafone Spain. His new appointment takes effect December 5. 

LVMH names Parfums Christian Dior lead

Laurent Kleitman has been named president and chief executive of Parfums Christian Dior, effective November 6. He joins the company from Coty, where he was president of the consumer beauty division. Kleitman succeeds Claude Martinez, who has been named managing director of LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics. 

Ferrari taps Pal Zileri creative director 

Ferrari has hired Rocco Iannone, formerly creative director of Pal Zileri, to head up its apparel and accessories division as brand diversification creative director. The appointment took effect November 4. 

Coty names supply chain chief

Coty has appointed Richard Jones as global chief supply chain officer, effective November 1. Reporting to Coty Chief Executive Pierre Laubies, Jones joins the company from coffee machine maker Keurig, where he was chief supply chain officer and an executive committee member. 

VF Corp announces key hires amid reshuffle

VF Corp, whose brands include Vans, The North Face and Timberland, have announced three senior appointments across the group: Andrea Cannelloni to the newly created role of president, product platform, EMEA; Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart to president, Napapijri and the VF EMEA digital platform; the promotion of Mariano Alonso to vice president, general manager, Timberland, EMEA.

Ulla Johnson names CEO, senior comms lead

Ulla Johnson has named Donata Minelli Yirmiyahu as chief executive. Prior to the appointment, Minelli Yirmiyahu had been consulting for the brand for 18 months. 
The company has also hired Niamh La Vine for the newly created position of senior director of communications and marketing. La Vine joins Ulla Johnson from The Webster, where she served as communications director. 

Walmart board member steps down

Following his dismissal as chief executive of McDonalds, Steve Easterbrook has resigned as a member of Walmart’s board, which he first joined in 2018. 

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