Kering appoints Grégory Boutté as Chief Client and Digital Officer

London, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Grégory Boutté as Chief Client and Digital Officer, effective today. He will report directly to Jean-François Palus, Managing director of Kering, and will be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

His responsabilities as Kering’s Chief Client and Digital Officer will be to lead the Group’s digital transformation and to drive the development of e-commerce, CRM and data management.

About Gregory Boutte 
Grégory Boutté, 45, began his career in fast-moving consumer goods, working in brand management at Procter & Gamble in Paris before moving to the tech sector, joining the French online auction start-up iBazar in 2000, which was acquired by eBay in 2001. He then became General Manager of eBay France, which quickly became one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in France. He went on to manage eBay Europe (excl. UK and Germany) in 2007 before moving to eBay Motors and Electronics divisions in San Jose, California in 2010. In 2013, Grégory Boutté joined Sidecar, the first short-distance, peer-to-peer ride-sharing platform which was bought by General Motors in 2016. In 2015, Gregory joined Udemy, a start-up which provides 15 million students the opportunity to take online courses.

Grégory Boutté is a graduate of ESCP Europe.

About Kering 
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.

The Group generated revenue of €12.385 billion in 2016 and had more than 40,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

Contacts:

Press:
Emilie Gargatte
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 20
emilie.gargatte@kering.com

Astrid Wernert
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 57
astrid.wernert@kering.com

Analysts/investors:
Claire Roblet
+ 33 (0)1 45 64 61 49
claire.roblet@kering.com

Laura Levy
+33 (0)1 45 64 60 45
laura.levy@kering.com

www.kering.com
Twitter: @KeringGroup
LinkedIn: Kering
Instagram: @kering_official
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Source: Kering

Kering welcomes Fabrizio Malverdi as the CEO of Brioni

London, 2017-Mar-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Fabrizio Malverdi as the CEO of Brioni, effective 18 April 2017. Fabrizio Malverdi will report to Jean-François Palus, Kering’s Group managing director.

Fabrizio Malverdi has held management positions in luxury companies including Dior Homme, Givenchy and John Galliano. From 2016, he was CEO of Agent Provocateur.

As CEO of Brioni, his mission will be to accelerate the international expansion of one of the most prestigious houses in the high-end menswear market, which follows in the long tradition of Italian tailors.

Fabrizio Malverdi will replace Gianluca Flore, who left the group in February 2017. Kering is grateful to Gianluca Flore for his achievements at the helm of Brioni over the past two years.

About Fabrizio Malverdi
An Italian national, Fabrizio Malverdi started his career in the advertising industry. Mr. Malverdi became director of Staff International in 1996, in charge of the Vivienne Westwood and Martin Margiela licenses and international subsidiaries. In 2000, he joined the Italian group Mariella Burani, where he was successively managing director of Calvin Klein Collection, CEO of Mila Schon Group and managing director of Antichi Pellettieri, backed by LCapital. Fabrizio Malverdi joined LVMH in 2006 as CEO of John Galliano. He was subsequently appointed president and CEO of Givenchy in 2008, and managing director of Dior Homme in 2011. From 2016 he was CEO of Agent Provocateur. Mr. Malverdi graduated in management from Bologna University.

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About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.

The Group generated revenue of €12.385 billion in 2016 and had more than 40,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

Contacts:
 
Press:
Emilie Gargatte
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 20
emilie.gargatte@kering.com

Renato Martinelli
+33 (0)1 45 64 66 00
renato.martinelli@kering.com

Analysts/investors:
Claire Roblet
+ 33 (0)1 45 64 61 49
claire.roblet@kering.com

Andrea Beneventi
+ 33 (0)1 45 64 63 28
andrea.beneventi@kering.com

www.kering.com
Twitter: @KeringGroup
LinkedIn: Kering 
Instagram: @kering_official 
YouTube: KeringGroup

Source: Kering Group

Kering announces the appointment of Nikolas Talonpoika as chief executive officer of Christopher Kane

London, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Nikolas Talonpoika as chief executive officer of Christopher Kane, effective 12 October 2016. He will report to Jean-François Palus, Kering’s Group managing director.

Previously strategic marketing and media director of Kering, Nikolas Talonpoika has significant expertise in marketing strategy and brand positioning in the luxury sector. He has been with the Kering group for eight years. As CEO of Christopher Kane, his mission will be to accelerate the brand’s international expansion while, together with Christopher and Tammy Kane, further strengthening its distinctive identity.

Nikolas Talonpoika will succeed Sarah Crook, who is leaving the Kering group after two years as CEO of the Christopher Kane house and on the back of the brand’s ten year anniversary. Kering is grateful to Sarah Crook for her achievements. The past two years have seen the opening of the brand’s first flagship store in London, the international expansion of the brand, and diversification into new product categories. The brand has increased its visibility in Europe and Asia, and established a successful e-commerce presence.

About Nikolas Talonpoika
Nikolas Talonpoika, 44, has been strategic marketing and media director of Kering since 2012. He started his career in London, working at advertising groups WPP and Publicis as international client director on accounts such as Richemont, L’Oréal and Nespresso. Based in Paris since 2005, he was appointed media director at Gucci Group in 2008. At Kering, Nikolas Talonpoika has worked across all aspects of brand management, marketing and communications. A British national, he attended Dulwich College and University College London.

About Kering
A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential in the most sustainable manner.

Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenue of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end. The Kering (previously PPR) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

Press Contacts:
Emilie Gargatte
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 20
emilie.gargatte@kering.com

Floriane Geroudet
+33 (0)1 45 64 66 00
floriane.geroudet@kering.com

Website: www.kering.com
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