Tom Ford Fashion appoints chief executive
Zegna Group has announced that Lelio Gavazza has been appointed to the newly created position of chief executive of Tom Ford Fashion.
Due to take up his role on 18 September, Gavazza will report directly to Ermenegildo “Gildo” Zegna, chairman and chief executive of Zegna Group, and will work closely with Guillaume Jesel, president and chief executive of Tom Ford.
Zegna said: “Lelio’s track record of strong global leadership brings outstanding luxury expertise to Tom Ford Fashion across retail management, wholesale distribution, marketing, digital and key markets, including China. I have personally known and appreciated Lelio for many years, and I’m confident that his world-class business acumen, deep international experience, and leadership skills will prove invaluable in the development of the Tom Ford Fashion business globally.”
With more than 20 years’ experience in global luxury and luxury distribution, Gavazza will join the company from LVMH Group, where he is currently executive vice president of sales and retail at Bulgari. Prior to this, he held a series of regional leadership roles at the brand, including managing director of Greater China, and managing director of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Gavazza said: “I am honoured to join Zegna Group as its chief executive of Tom Ford Fashion and look forward to working with Gildo Zegna and partnering with Guillaume Jesel to continue to foster the growth of Tom Ford at the pinnacle of luxury fashion.”
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