LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Peter Dundas Exits Roberto Cavalli
After 19 months as creative director of Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas is leaving his role in the midst of a radical and comprehensive reorganisation of the house. Cavalli has not yet named a successor to Dundas, who joined the label in March 2015. Before that, the Norwegian worked as creative director at both Emanuel Ungaro and Emilio Pucci.
Executive Shake-up at Condé Nast
Condé Nast has hired Jim Norton as chief business officer and president of revenue, a newly created position within the company. He joins from AOL, where he spent the last seven years managing global media sales. Norton's arrival coincides with the departure of Edward Menicheschi, who was most recently Condé Nast's chief marketing officer. Chief administrative officer Jill Bright, who led talent recruiting from 1996 to 2010 before being promoted to the c-suite, is also departing after 23 years.
Christopher Kane Names CEO
Nikolas Talonpoika has been appointed chief executive officer of Christopher Kane, effective October 12. Talonpoika, who was previously strategic marketing and media director of Kering, succeeds Sarah Crook. At Christopher Kane, Talonpoika will report directly to Jean-Jean-François Palus, Kering's group managing director.
David Lauren Promoted at Ralph Lauren
David Lauren, the son of Ralph Lauren, has been promoted to chief innovation officer and vice chairman of the company founded by his father. Prior to being appointed to the newly-created role, Lauren was executive vice president and has been on the company's board since 2013.
Amazon Announces Replacement for Sergio Bucher
Amazon has appointed Susan Saideman as vice president of fashion Europe. She replaces Sergio Bucher, who left the company earlier this year to join Debenhams as chief executive officer. Saideman joined Amazon in 2013 as head of global vendor management before running the company's fashion business in India.
Pal Zileri Hires CEO
Mayoola Group has named Giovanni Mannucci chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mannuci leaves Boglioli where he served as chairman and chief executive officer since 2013. Before that he held the same role at Isaia between 2007 and 2013.
Jean-Marc Plisson to Join Shiseido Americas
Jean-Marc Plisson has been appointed president of Shiseido Americas' newly created Beauty Prestige Group. Most recently, he was global chief executive officer of the LVMH-owned luxury skincare and fragrance brand, Fresh Inc.
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