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Ex-ASOS chief Nick Beighton to take reins at Matchesfashion

Nick Beighton, who left ASOS last year, will be joining the luxury online fashion retailer MatchesFashion as CEO. Beighton led the fashion e-commerce giant Asos from… View Article

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Ex-ASOS chief Nick Beighton to take reins at Matchesfashion

Nick Beighton, who left ASOS last year, will be joining the luxury online fashion retailer MatchesFashion as CEO.

Beighton led the fashion e-commerce giant Asos from 2016 to 2021, having previously held the positions of chief financial officer and chief operating officer after joining in 2009.

During his tenure as chief executive, Beighton oversaw the company’s annual revenue growing from 178 million pounds to 3.9 billion pounds, and its workforce expanding from 150 people to 15,000 people.

Beighton will take over the top job at Matchesfashion from current CEO Paolo De Cesare, who is leaving the company to “pursue other opportunities” after joining in September 2021 to replace former chief Ajay Kavan, who exited the company in March of the same year after just a year in the role.

Commenting on his appointment, Beighton said: “Using technology, product, logistics and culture, I have helped disrupt existing consumer patterns and galvanise change in organisations and I hope to bring these skills to my new role.”

He said he has “long been an admirer” of Matchesfashion, which he described as being a “pioneer” in the fashion e-commerce space that has “redefined the face of luxury shopping with its unique fashion perspective and distinct, curated edit”.

Outgoing CEO De Cesare will hand over responsibilities to Beighton in July for him to take over the helm in August.

De Cesare said: “I am pleased with the progress we have made at Matchesfashion since I joined. The business is growing, we are strengthening relationships with our luxury brands and hiring some excellent new talent.

“I have enjoyed working with the talented team and wish Nick and the team the best for continued success.”

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