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Bottega Veneta with new CEO

Jul 5, 2019 Italy
Bottega Veneta with new CEO
The Kering Group, owner of Bottega Veneta, announced the appointment of Bartolomeo Rongone as CEO of the brand, effective from the 1st of September 2019. He will report to François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering and will be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee
Bartolomeo Rongone succeeds Claus-Dietrich Lahrs, who has taken a personal decision to leave the company to get closer to his family and to take on a new entrepreneurial challenge.

Mr. Rongone has an extensive experience in the Fashion industry and was previously Chief Operating Officer of Yves Saint Laurent with responsibilities on Ready to Wear, Leather Goods and Shoes as well as Global Retail Operations and Client Engagement.

François-Henri Pinault declared: “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. I’m delighted by the appointment of Leo Rongone, and appreciate his passion and energy. His knowledge of Luxury and managerial qualities will be decisive in his new role. I am sure he will be able to maintain this latest development phase in the history of Bottega Veneta by drawing on the Maison’s exceptional heritage and the creativity of Daniel Lee”.
 

About Bartolomeo Rongone

Mr. Rongone has 48 years and began his career as a market analyst in the Luxury sector. He joined Fendi in 2001, becoming Head of business intelligence before taking on senior roles in the supply chain, merchandise planning and client relationship management. He joined Kering in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of Yves Saint Laurent, with responsibility for product and global retail operations.


About Kering

Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. In 2018, Kering had nearly 35 000 employees and reported revenue of 13.7 billion euros.

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