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sexta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2017

Patrick Pruniaux, novo CEO da Ulysse Nardin

O grupo de luxo francês Kering anunciou a nomeação de Patrick Pruniaux como CEO da manufactura relojoeira suíça Ulysse Nardin. Reportará a Albert Bensoussan, CEO da Kering Luxury – Watches and Jewellery division.

Patrick Pruniaux tem muitos anos de experiência no sector relojoeiro, tanto na TAG Heuer, onde esteve nove anos, como na Apple, onde esteve envolvido no lançamento do Apple Watch.

Substitui Patrik P. Hoffmann, que depois de muitos anos à frente da pesquisa e desenvolvimento da Ulysse Nardin, lideriou o processo de integração no grupo Kering, quando este adquiriu a marca, em 2014. Hoffmann demitiu-se, alegando motivos pessoais.

Do comunicado da Kering:

Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering Luxury – Watches and Jewellery division commented:

“I am delighted to see a talented individual such as Patrick Pruniaux join Ulysse Nardin, which once again illustrates the attractiveness of the Kering Group. His in-depth knowledge of the watchmaking sector, from product innovation to customer relations, and distribution, will be an important asset in the ongoing drive to develop this watchmaking House, building on its cutting-edge technical expertise and unique identity. I would like to thank Patrik P. Hoffmann and pay tribute to the pivotal contribution he has made to the growth and reputation of Ulysse Nardin for almost two decades.”

About Patrick Pruniaux

Patrick Pruniaux, 45, began his career in the Diageo group in 1997 in the United Kingdom and the United States, before moving to the LVMH group’s Wines & Spirits division in Miami. He was appointed International Export Director at TAG Heuer in 2005, and took on responsibility for EMEIA sales in 2009. He became TAG Heuer’s Vice President of Global Sales & Retail in 2010, and a member of the brand’s Executive Committee. He joined Apple’s Special Projects team in 2014, located in Cupertino, to help with the launch of the Apple Watch. From 2015, he was Apple’s Country Manager for the UK and Ireland and a member of Apple’s EMEA Executive Committee. Patrick Pruniaux holds an MBA from HEC Paris and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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