This was unsurprising. After the declaration by Richemont of first purges , by abolishing the CEO and CFO parts, by naming Jérôme Lambert as head of activities, by naming Georges Kern as head of watchmaking, promoting and computerized and as of now scheduling several intense activities for the gathering, it’s now an ideal opportunity for the large reshuffle at the head of the brands. The CEOs of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget and Dunhill will be leaving in the coming weeks.
Today, in a watchful letter on its intranet (as related by letemps.ch ), what we were hanging tight for is presently official. Richemont’s Chief Executive Officer Richard Lepeu and Chief Financial Officer Gary Saage have declared the takeoff of 4 brand’s CEO:
- Philippe Leopold-Metzger (Piaget) – see photo below
- Juan-Carlos Torres (Vacheron Constantin) – see photo below
- Daniel Riedo (Jaeger-LeCoultre) – see photo below
- Fabrizio Cardinali (Alfred Dunhill)
These flights will be successful in Spring 2017. The initial two (Piaget and Vacheron) are resigning while the two others (Jaeger-LeCoultre and Dunhill) “have chose to leave”. The names of some new CEOs are now official. At Piaget, the current Marketing Director, Chabi Nouri, will dominate. At Vacheron Constantin, it’s additionally the current Marketing Director, Louis Ferla, that is dominating. For Jaeger-LeCoultre, the circumstance stays vague yet and Georges Kern will assign, before another CEO will be announced.