PARIS – Kering has named Bartolomeo Rongone as chief govt officer of Bottega Veneta, succeeding Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, who’s stepping down for private causes. Rongone’s appointment can be efficient from Sept. 1, making him the third former Saint Laurent govt to tackle a ceo position at Kering.
Rongone, who goes by the primary identify Leo, was beforehand chief working officer of Saint Laurent in control of ready-to-wear, leather-based items and sneakers, in addition to world retail operations and shopper engagement. He joins Bottega Veneta at a time of speedy change for the model, which final yr employed Daniel Lee as artistic director.
The Italian govt, 48, will report back to François-Henri Pinault, chairman and ceo of Kering. Lahrs, in the meantime, has “taken a personal decision to leave to get closer to his family and to take on a new entrepreneurial challenge,” the group stated in a press release on Monday.
“I would like to warmly thank Claus-Dietrich Lahrs for his commitment and his major achievements in nearly three years as head of Bottega Veneta. He made some decisive choices and created a new momentum for the maison. I wish him the best for his future career,” Pinault stated.
“I’m delighted by the appointment of Leo Rongone,
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