Richemont names new president and chief executive of Chloé
Richemont has appointed Laurent Malecaze as president and chief executive of Chloé.
The move follows news that Riccardo Bellini has decided not to renew his mandate after four years in the role.
Laurent will join the luxury brand from fellow Richemont maison Dunhill where he has overseen a successful turnaround of the business over the past two years.
He previously led AZ Factory, part of Richemont, which he started up with Alber Elbaz. Prior to that, he was chief executive of luxury multi-brand retailer The Webster.
Philippe Fortunato , chief executive of Richemont’s fashion and accessories maisons, said: “I am pleased to announce Laurent as the new President and chief executive of Chloé.
“Laurent has a proven track record in partnering with great creative talents, and his ability to energise an organisation will be instrumental to lead Chloé during this period of creative renewal. I am confident his partnership with Chemena will usher in a sustained period of growth for the maison.”
Due to leave his position at Chloé by the end of December, Bellini has been credited with leading a successful elevation and transformation of the brand.
Fortunato, added: “I would like to thank Riccardo for his dedication and leadership over the last four years at Chloé. He has helped reconnect Chloé with its purpose, bringing a unique point of differentiation within the industry and laying the foundations for its next cycle of growth. It was a pleasure to work with him and I wish him success in his future projects.”