sexta-feira, 21 de março de 2014
Franco Cologni reforma-se do Richemont Group
Franco Cologni, por muitos considerado como o inventor do conceito contemporâneo de Alta Relojoaria, anunciou que não se recandidata ao Board of Directors da Compagnie Financière Richemont SA. O homem por detrás de instituições como a Associação Inter-profissional de Alta Relojoaria (AIHH) ou da Fundação de Alta Relojoaria (FHH), ou ainda do Salão Internacional de Alta Relojoaria de Genebra (SIHH), depois de mais de 40 anos ligados ao sector, e iniciados na Cartier, deixa cargos executivos mas continua como consultor do grupo. Em Novembro fará 80 anos.
Por outro lado, outro histórico do maior grupo de Alta Relojoaria do mundo, Albert Kaufmann, também se reforma das posições executivas e consultivas que detinha. Os novos CEOs da Van Cleef & Arpels e da Jaeger-LeCoultre, respectivamente Nicolas Bos e Daniel Riedo entram para o Group Management Committee do Grupo Richemont.
Sobre a evolução da Alta Relojoaria no último meio século, leia aqui.
Compagnie Financière Richemont SA announces that Dr Franco Cologni has informed us that he does not wish to stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at the Company’s next Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’), to be held on 17 September 2014.
In advance of that date, the Board of Directors would like to thank Dr Cologni for his immeasurable contributions to the Group and its predecessor companies since 1969, when he joined Cartier. Following the AGM, Dr Cologni will continue to serve the Group as a consultant and will continue to support the Maisons in a range of creativity- and craftsmanship-related matters.
Mr Yves-André Istel, Chairman of the Board, said
“For over 40 years, Franco has not only shared with Group companies his dedication to the arts and to their artisanal skills, he has also shared his deep understanding of the anima of artistic and luxury objects. He has always been our guide in these fields.
We are fortunate that Richemont’s Maisons will continue to benefit from his enthusiasm and experience, his insight and his sense of style for many years to come as an advisor.”
Richemont announces the following changes to its Group Management Committee.
Mr Albert Kaufmann, General Counsel, will retire from Richemont’s operational business and from the Group Management Committee on 31 March 2014.
On behalf of the Group, Richemont’s Board of Directors would like to thank Mr Kaufmann for his immense contribution since 1974. During his 40-year tenure, which began at Cartier, Mr Kaufmann led the development of the legal department and affairs for Richemont’s luxury goods businesses.
Richemont’s Board of Directors also announces two appointments to the Group Management Committee, effective from 1 April 2014: Mr Nicolas Bos, Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels; and Mr Daniel Riedo, Chief Executive Officer of Jaeger-LeCoultre.