terça-feira, 27 de março de 2012
Stanislas de Quercize novo CEO da Cartier
O Richemont Group anunciou hoje a escolha de Stanislas de Quercize como novo Chief Executive Officer da Cartier, em substituição de Bernard Fornas, que fez 65 anos no início deste mês.
Actual CEO da Van Cleef & Arpels, de Quercize continuará nesse posto até assumir a nova posição. Desde 1989, ele tem percorrido uma carreira vasta dentro do grupo, passando pela Montblanc, Alfred Dunhill, Cartier - onde foi Presidente da Cartier Esatados Unidos - e, desde 2005, a Van Cleef & Arpels.
à frente da Van Cleef & Arpels passará a estar Nicolas Bos, actual Director Criativo da marca e CEO da Van Cleef & Arpels North America.
Do comunicado do Richemont Group:
Johann Rupert, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Richemont, said:
“Over the last decade, Bernard Fornas has led Cartier in an entrepreneurial and highly professional manner. He has been responsible during that period for Cartier’s growth strategy and has overseen its geographical expansion, most notably into new markets in Asia. Under Bernard’s leadership, Cartier has thrived and is now exceptionally well positioned as the world’s pre-eminent international jewellery Maison. This is due in no small measure to the commitment, enthusiasm and hard work of Bernard and the excellent management team that he has built.
Stanislas de Quercize has proved himself to be a highly effective leader at Van Cleef & Arpels and has successfully overseen its development, fully respecting the traditions and heritage of that Maison. I am sure that, under Stanislas’ future leadership, Cartier will continue to build upon its successes to date and maintain its unparalleled position as King of Jewellers and Jeweller to Kings.”
Mr Fornas will continue to have a senior management role within the Group, working closely with Johann Rupert and Richard Lepeu. He will remain as a member of Richemont’s Group Management Committee. In due course, Mr de Quercize will also become a member of the Management Committee.
Richemont owns a portfolio of leading international brands or ‘Maisons’, which are managed independently of one another, recognising their individuality and uniqueness. The businesses operate in four areas: Jewellery Maisons, being Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels; Specialist watchmakers, being Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, IWC, Baume & Mercier, Vacheron Constantin, Officine Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne and Roger Dubuis, as well as the Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry joint venture; the Montblanc Maison; and Other, being Alfred Dunhill, Lancel, Net-a-Porter and Chloé as well as other smaller Maisons and watch component manufacturing activities for third parties.