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Power Moves | Sebastian Suhl Joins Valentino, Michael Kors Names CBO

This week, Valentino taps Marc Jacobs CEO Sebastian Suhl for the role of managing director of global markets, while Michael Kors names Francesca Leoni as chief brand officer.
Sebastian Suhl | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Tamison O'Connor

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

Sebastian Suhl joins Valentino
Valentino has appointed Sebastian Suhl as managing director of global markets, effective January. He joins the company from Marc Jacobs, where he served as chief executive for the past three years. He will report to the Italian house's chief executive Stefano Sassi.

Michael Kors names CBO
Michael Kors has tapped Francesca Leoni for the role of senior vice president, chief brand officer. Currently worldwide communications director at Valentino, a position she has held since 2010, Leoni will join the company on February 5 and report directly to chairman and chief executive John D. Idol.

ANDAM appoints president
ANDAM has appointed Guillaume Houzé to succeed the late Pierre Bergé as president. Houzé will continue to serve as Galeries Lafayette's image and communication manager, a position he has held for the past four years. He has also been on ANDAM's board of directors as a representative of the private sponsors since 2014.

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Canada Goose hires CCO
Rick Wood has been appointed Canada Goose's chief commercial officer, where he will be responsible for fuelling the company's international growth. Most recently Wood served as executive director at ArchPoint Consulting. Prior to that he held a number of management positions at VF Corporation.

Lululemon names brand creative director
Lululemon Athletica has tapped art director Rémi Paringaux for the new role of brand creative director. His appointment comes two weeks after the company's executive vice president and creative director Lee Holman announced he would step down at the end of the year, citing personal reasons.

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