12 December 2014

Gucci appoints new CEO

Kering has announced Marco Bizzarri as the new CEO of Gucci, succeeding current CEO Patrizio di Marco, who will leave the company on 1 January 2015. Marco Bizzarri joined the Kering group in 2005 as CEO of Stella McCartney and was appointed CEO of Bottega Veneta in January 2009. During his tenure, sales and profit of the House increased dramatically. Since April 2014, he has been the CEO of Kering’s ‘Luxury – Couture & Leather Goods’ division. As newly appointed Gucci CEO, Marco Bizzarri will report directly to Fran├žois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering. As Chief Executive Officer of Gucci and member of the Executive Committee of Kering, Marco Bizzarri will support Gucci’s brand elevation strategy to continue to strengthen the brand’s international growth, reinforce its unique positioning and develop the iconic Florentine house throughout the changing world of luxury. In addition, Gucci Creative Director, Frida Giannini, will also leave her position at the end of February 2015, Showcasing her last AW15 womenswear collection on 25 February 2015. A new Creative Director for the brand will be appointed in due course.

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