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Power Moves | Ferragamo Names Executive Deputy Chairman, Louis Vuitton Appoints Director of Women’s Fashion Leather Goods

This week, Michele Norsa returns to Ferragamo as executive deputy board chairman after exiting in 2016, while Louis Vuitton hires former Mulberry designer Johnny Coca to lead its women’s leather goods division.
Michele Norsa | Source: Getty Images
  • Aminah Khan

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

Salvatore Ferragamo’s former chief executive named executive deputy board chairman

Salvatore Ferragamo appointed its former Chief Executive Michele Norsa, who led the luxury goods brand for 10 years before exiting in 2016, to Executive Deputy Board Chairman, effective May 28. The company said Ferruccio Ferragamo will stay on as chairman while Norsa takes over his executive powers. The appointment of a familiar face is intended to help the brand weather the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Louis Vuitton appoints women's fashion leather goods director

Former Mulberry designer Johnny Coca has been appointed to Louis Vuitton as director of women's fashion leather goods effective June 2, reporting to Louis Vuitton's Artistic Director of Women's Collections Nicolas Ghesquière. Coca returns to the luxury fashion house where he began his career as a leather goods designer, going on to work for Bally and Celine, before joining British heritage brand Mulberry as its creative director.

Burberry announces new beauty director

Makeup artist and Dazed Beauty Co-Founder Isamaya Ffrench has been named global director of Burberry Beauty. Ffrench, who has collaborated with numerous luxury brands from Saint Laurent to Christian Louboutin, is slated to launch her first campaign as beauty director in Autumn 2020.

Burberry senior executive to exit

Jeremy Darroch, independent non-executive director and senior independent director of Burberry is to step down and will not seek re-election in Burberry’s annual general meeting held in July. He will be succeeded by independent non-executive director Carolyn McCall effective July 15.

Lacoste names North America, Latin America CEOs

Lacoste has appointed Robert Aldrich, former US chief executive for Ermenegildo Zegna Group, as chief executive for North America and Pedro Zannoni, the former vice president for Reebok for the Latin America region, as chief executive for Latin America. The roles took effect on May 18 and May 1 respectively and both Aldrich and Zannoni report to Executive Vice President, Global Markets and Distribution Jean-Louis Delamarre.

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