LVMH appoints Luxottica executive as Loro Piana CEO

Mon May 30, 2016 4:47pm EDT
 
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MILAN (Reuters) - French luxury goods group LVMH (LVMH.PA: Quote) has appointed Fabio d'Angelantonio as the next chief executive of high-end textile and clothing company Loro Piana, it said on Monday.

D'Angelantonio, a former marketing director at eyewear company Luxottica (LUX.MI: Quote), will start on Sept. 1. He takes over from Matthieu Brisset, who has finished the integration of Loro Piana less than three years after LVMH acquired a majority stake in the former family business.

"He (d'Angelantonio) has a great track record in developing brands ... He also brings a warm personality and Italian touch to continue the development of Loro Piana," Chairman Antoine Arnault said in a company statement.

That D'Angelantonio is Italian played a significant role in the decision, said a source close to the matter.

Brisset will be given a new position within LVMH, the statement added.

(Reporting by Giulia Segreti; Editing by David Goodman)

 
The logo of French luxury group LVMH is seen at the company headquarters in Paris, France, France, February 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen