LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Jonathan Akeroyd Succeeds Gian Giacomo Ferraris at Versace
Jonathan Akeroyd has joined Gianni Versace SpA as chief executive officer, effective immediately but with a start date in June. Akeroyd spent 12 years as chief executive officer at Alexander McQueen and succeeds Gian Giacomo Ferraris, who joined the brand in 2009.
Danielle Sherman Leaves Edun
After joining the sustainable luxury label in 2013, Danielle Sherman has stepped down as creative director of Edun, to pursue other opportunities. Prior to joining Edun, she was design director of T by Alexander Wang and co-founded The Row. Edun has yet to name her successor.
Debenhams Poaches Amazon Fashion VP
Sergio Bucher will join Debenhams as chief executive officer, leaving his position of vice president at Amazon Fashion Europe. Bucher takes up his role in October, succeeding Michael Sharp, who will step down from the board on June 24. Prior to joining Amazon, Bucher worked at Puma, Nike and Inditex.
COO Exits Aquascutum
Mark Taylor will step down as chief operating officer at Aquascutum in July to pursue other opportunities. Chief executive officer Andrew Chan will take over Taylor’s responsibilities until a successor is found. Before joining Aquascutum in March 2013, Taylor worked at Juicy Couture as finance director.
Abercrombie & Fitch Hires Brand Presidents
Stacia Andersen, former senior vice president of merchandising of Target Corporation, has been appointed brand president of Abercrombie & Fitch and Abercrombie Kids. Additionally, Kristin Scott has been appointed brand president of Hollister Co, joining from Victoria’s Secret, where she was general merchandise manager.
Machon Eyewear Promotes Nicola Zotta
Nicola Zotta has been promoted to president of Marchon Eyewear, effective June 1. He succeeds Claudio Gottardi, who retires after a seven-year tenure. Zotta has been with Marchon since 2009 and currently holds the role of managing director of EMEA and APAC.
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