Michael Kors names new president of Japan
Michael Kors has appointed Daisuke Yamazaki as president of Japan following the retirement of Toshi Tashiro.
Having joined the luxury fashion brand this week, Yamazaki will report to Stephane Lafay, Michael Kors president of Asia, although Tashiro will stay on until the end of the year to ensure a smooth handover.
Yamazaki was previously chief executive of Roberto Cavalli Japan. Prior to that he was chief executive of the Alexander McQueen division at Gucci Japan and spent 15 years at Giorgio Armani Japan where he held a variety of roles.
John Idol, chairman and chief executive of Michael Kors, said: “Daisuke’s background and expertise make him an ideal match for Michael Kors. He will be working closely with Stephane Lafay to take our business in Japan to the next level of success.
“With deep knowledge of the Japanese fashion market and expertise in managing international fashion brands he will be a tremendous resource as we build upon the success we have achieved in growing the Michael Kors brand in this region.”
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