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Cedric Wilmotte appointed CEO of Michael Kors

Jan 24, 2023 United Kingdom
Cedric Wilmotte appointed CEO of Michael Kors
Capri Holdings has announced that Cedric Wilmotte, currently Versace's Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of Chief Executive Office of Michael Kors, effective 3rd of April
Cedric Wilmotte, who is no stranger to Michael Kors, fills in a role that has been vacant since March 2022, after the unexpected exit of his predecessor Joshua Schulman. "I am thrilled to welcome Cedric back to the Michael Kors team as our new Chief Executive Officer. Cedric is a strong leader with extensive retail and merchandising experience and has a deep understanding of the Michael Kors brand and consumer", stated John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings.

Wilmotte led the Michael Kors EMEA business from its start in 2008 through 2021, being responsible for the luxury brand's significant growth in the region. Before joining Michael Kors, Mr. Wilmotte held senior leadership positions at Marc Jacobs in Paris from 2004 to 2008 and at Donna Karan in New York, London, and Milan from 1998 to 2004. Most recently, specifically from January through September 2022, he also served as interim Chief Executive Officer for Versace.

"Cedric has proven himself to be a versatile leader within our group, having achieved great success at both Michael Kors and Versace. The Board, Michael and I are confident that the Michael Kors brand will benefit tremendously from Cedric's leadership, which will help to further accelerate our strategic initiatives", added John D. Idol.

"I am excited to lead the Michael Kors brand as Chief Executive Officer. Having been a part of the Michael Kors family for almost 15 years, I have a special and personal connection to our brand, our employees and our customers. I look forward to partnering with Michael, the strong leadership team and all of our valued employees around the world to execute on our strategic vision and drive future growth", commented the newly appointed CEO of Michael Kors.

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