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Power Moves | Kering Watches and Jewellery CEO Steps Down, Asos Names Chief Growth Officer

This week, the head of Kering’s jewellery and watches division exits, while Asos appoints its first ever chief growth officer.
Albert Bensoussan | Photo: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images
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  • Rachel Deeley

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

Kering jewellery and watches lead steps down

Albert Bensoussan, who joined Kering in 2014, is stepping down as chief executive of the group’s watches and jewellery division. The leaders of Kering’s watch and jewellery houses will now report to Group Managing Director Jean-François Palus.

ASOS hires chief growth officer

Robert Birge has joined Asos as chief growth officer, a newly created role, effective December 3. Birge previously served as chief marketing officer at prescription drugs start-up Blink. He reports to Asos Chief Executive Nick Beighton in his new role.

LVMH’s Kendo hires president

Kendo, the LVMH-owned beauty incubator that developed Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, has promoted Kristin Walcott from senior vice president to president.

OTB appoints Marni general manager

OTB Group has named Barbara Calò general manager of Marni. Calò joined the brand in 2016 as global omnichannel director. Replacing Chief Executive Stefano Biondo, who assumed the helm in May 2018, she reports to OTB Chief Executive Ubaldo Minelli.

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