Yoox Net-a-Porter strengthens management team
Yoox Net-a-Porter has strengthened its management team with the appointment of five new senior executives.
Pete Marsden has become the group’s chief technology officer, reporting to global chief operating officer Olivier Schaeffer. In addition to leading the group’s technology teams in London and Bologna, his work will include a major focus on mobile, personalisation and AI as the company looks to enrich the customer experience.
Marsden has 20 years’ experience in managing large technology divisions and has joined Yoox-Net-a-Porter from Aviva where he was chief technology officer. Previous roles include senior technology positions at House of Fraser and ASOS.
In a second appointment, Paolo Inga has been hired as global human resources director. Inga previously spent 11 years at Vodafone where his most recent position was HR leader for Vodafone Shared Services. This involved growing the team to 24,000 people across Hungary, Romania, India and Egypt. Prior to that, he worked with Barilla and Johnson & Johnson.
The group has also made two appointments within its luxury division which includes Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter.
Nicola Brandolese will join the business this month as the managing director of Net-a-Porter. Reporting to Alison Loehni, president of Yoox Net-a-Porter’s luxury division, he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Net-a-Porter including driving international expansion.
Brandolese was previously chief executive at Giuseppe Zanotti and prior to that was a group executive at LVMH. His prior experience also includes senior leadership roles at Luxottica where he was group president of global retail with responsibility for 11 retail brands in 25 countries.
In addition, Thierry Pichon has joined the division in the newly created role of vice president of global sales and customer experience. This will include overall leadership of the division’s personal shopping and client relations programme.
Pichon was until recently general manager of Level where he implemented a new ecommerce platform and drove global expansion. He has also worked with R.M. Williams and Gucci and spent 11 years at Louis Vuitton where his roles included the director of Maison des Champs-Elysees.
In a final appointment, Alessia Crivelli has joined Yoox’s fashion division in the newly created role of brand and communications director. Her responsibilities will include developing and executing the brand strategy of yoox.com. Her previous roles include 15 years at Gucci where she was global partnerships and special projects director.
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