Smythson appoints Paolo Porta as chief executive
Smythson, the luxury stationery and leather goods brand, has appointed Paolo Porta as its new chief executive.
Porta was previously held the same position at Hunter and is a former senior vice president of merchandising and licensing at Jimmy Choo. He has also worked with Burberry, Christian Dior and Stella McCartney in roles spanning merchandising, retail buying and management, wholesale distribution and brand development.
Stefano Giacomelli, chairman of Smythson and chief executive of Tivoli Group, said: “I’m delighted that Paolo is joining the brand to take on the role of CEO. Thanks to his extensive expertise in global lifestyle companies, he is ideally placed to lead such a distinctive and renowned brand as Smythson.
“Under Paolo’s leadership, the brand is primed to begin a new chapter in its development through the strengthening of its traditional markets in the UK and Europe but in particular, to expand its presence in new, strategic markets such as the United States and Asia.”
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