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Power Moves | Kering Appoints Diversity & Inclusion Chief, Victoria Beckham Names CEO

This week, Kering hires its first chief diversity and inclusion officer, while Victoria Beckham Limited announces Paolo Riva’s successor.
Kalpana Bagamane Denzel | Source: Courtesy
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  • Rachel Deeley

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

Kering hires diversity & inclusion chief

Kering has named Kalpana Bagamane Denzel chief diversity, inclusion and talent officer, effective October 1, 2019. In this newly created role, Bagamane Denzel will report to Chief People Officer Béatrice Lazat. She joins Kering from executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates, where she served as managing director. 

Victoria Beckham appoints CEO

Marie Leblanc de Reynies has been named chief executive of Victoria Beckham Limited with immediate effect. Leblanc de Reynies, who has been with the company since May 2018, was previously managing director of brand and product. She replaces Paolo Riva, who exited Victoria Beckham after less than a year in the role in July 2019, and will work closely with company Chairman Ralph Toledano.

FT names fashion editor

The Financial Times has tapped Vogue Business Chief Editor Lauren Indvik to lead its fashion and style coverage, effective January 2020. Indvik will report to Alec Russell, editor of FT Weekend, as well as working closely with Jo Ellison, who was recently appointed editor of the newspaper's How to Spend It supplement.

Moschino names Stefano Secchi MD

Moschino has tapped Stefano Secchi, formerly commercial director at Etro, to lead the company as managing director. Secchi succeeds Gabriele Maggio, who held the role for over three years. 

Guerlain hires CEO from Parfums Christian dior

Guerlain has appointed Véronique Courtois to succeed Laurent Boillot as chief executive, taking effect November 1, 2019. Courtois joins from Parfums Christian Dior, where she was brand general director since July 2012. She also previously spent 10 years in Guerlain’s marketing department.

Burberry names chief supply chain officer

Burberry has named Jerome Le Bleis its chief supply chain officer, who will join the company from his role as Lacoste executive vice president, group operations. He will report to Burberry Chief Executive Marco Gobbetti, effective January 1, 2020.

Qasimi names new creative director

Following the death of its eponymous founder Khalid Al Qasimi in July 2019, Qasimi has named Hoor Al Qasimi, Khalid Al Qasimi’s twin sister, as creative director of the brand, with immediate effect. 

FHCM announces lead for emerging designers

France’s Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has appointed Serge Carreira, former Mary Katrantzou chief operating officer and current Sciences Po lecturer, to the newly created position of head of emerging brands. Carreira will work under the leadership of President Ralph Toledano and Executive President Pascal Morand.

ASOS announces executive board shakeup

ASOS has made a number of additions to its board of directors; Ocado Solutions Chief Executive Luke Jensen, Sky executive Mai Fyfield, former Burberry executive Eugenia Ulasewicz and Micro Focus executive Karen Geary.

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