By Leah Capobianco | Impressionist
Multinational powerhouse, Kering, owner of Saint Laurent and Gucci has announced that they have appointed new chief executive officers for Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane. Milanese director Carlo Alberto Beretta will take on the responsibilities of chief executive officer of Bottega Veneta, effective January 7th in the upcoming year. Beretta has had his fair share of experience in the industry as he has worked for La Rinascente and Valentino, and was retail development director at Ermenegildo Zegna. He is a graduate of Bocconi University located in Milan. When he begins, Beretta will report to previous CEO of Bottega Veneta, Marco Bizzarri.
We are delighted to welcome Carlo Alberto Beretta to Bottega Veneta and Kering. I am confident he has the skills and experience necessary to build on the work done so far and to continue supporting the growth of the brand globally.
British national, Sarah Crook, will become CEO of Christopher Kane, effective November 17th of this year and will report to Bizzarri as well. She is no stranger to the industry, as she was vice president of another one of Kering’s brands, Stella McCartney, in addition to being their merchandise and business development director. Crook also operated as a strategic brand and buisness consultant to British Fashion Council. Her experience also includes becoming business development director at Club 21 Distribution UK Ltd after working as their wholesale manager, and is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University.
Marco Bizzarri will continue to hold the position of CEO Kering Luxury & Leather Goods.