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Power Moves | Wolford CEO Steps Down, Zuhair Murad names CEO

This week, Axel Dreher will succeed Ashish Sensarma as CEO at Wolford, while Zuhair Murad has tapped former Jil Sander CEO Alessandro Cremonesi to helm its ready-to-wear and accessories divisions.
Outgoing Wolford CEO Ashish Sensarma | Source: Wolford
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  • Tamison O'Connor

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

Wolford CEO resigns
Ashish Sensarma will step down as chief executive of Wolford, effective July 31. He will be succeeded by the company's deputy chief executive Axel Dreher. Sensarma will remain with the hosiery brand in an advisory capacity for the next few months, overseeing a smooth transition. The news comes shortly after the departure of creative director Grit Seymore, who left the company in May.

Zuhair Murad names CEO
Alessandro Cremonesi has been appointed chief executive of Zuhair Murad's ready-to-wear and accessories divisions. Cremonesi joins the Lebanese couture house from Jil Sander, where he served as its chief executive for eight years.

Dune CEO steps down
After almost a decade at the helm, John Egan is resigning as chief executive at British high street footwear brand Dune, effective August 2017, and will take on non a non-executive directorship. James Cox, Dune's current chief operating officer, will succeed him.

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Bouchra Jarrar to exit Lanvin
Bouchra Jarrar is to leave her role as artistic director at Lanvin after just 16 months. Jarrar — who shuttered her namesake house to focus on the Parisian label — succeeded Alber Elbaz, who left the brand after 14 years in October 2015 following disagreements with its Taiwan-based Chinese owner, Shaw-Lan Wang.

Kiko Milano hires from L'Oreal
Cristina Scocchia has been named chief executive at Kiko Spa, a subsidiary of the Percassi Group that owns makeup brand Kiko Milano. Scocchia joins the business from L'Oreal Italia, where held the same title; prior to that she was global managing director at Procter & Gamble. She succeeds Stefano Percassi who has been promoted to vice president.

Philipp Plein appoints CFO
German brand Philipp Plein has named Edwin Navez as its new chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Navez, who has held senior financial positions at Michael Kors and Versace, joins the company during a period of rapid expansion.

Alexandra Shulman joins BoF
Former British Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman will write an exclusive monthly column on BoF, leveraging her unique perspective and decades of experience in fashion. Shulman exited Vogue in January after 25 years at the helm of the title. Her first column will be published in September 2017.

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