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Kering Appoints Patrick Pruniaux as CEO of Girard-Perregaux (in Addition to Ulysse Nardin)

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Following Antonio Calce’s takeoff half a month prior, French extravagance bunch Kering has declared the arrangement of Patrick Pruniaux as CEO of its Swiss watchmaking Maisons. Therefore, the current CEO of Ulysse Nardin will presently additionally oversee Girard-Perregaux, perhaps the most lofty names of Swiss Haute Horlogerie and thus manage the brand to meet current challenges.

The revamping will probably help give more prominent collaborations between the two Haute Horlogerie brands. Pruniaux is entrusted with “accelerating the improvement of the two Maisons in worldwide business sectors, while simultaneously keeping up their novel characteristics” as “today’s luxury watchmaking area is known for its quickening item cycles, the inexorably worldwide nature of its clients and the change of their assumptions, both regarding web based business and computerized interactions“.

Patrick Pruniaux, 46, joined Ulysse Nardin and the Kering bunch the previous summer. He began his vocation with Diageo. He then worked nine years at TAG Heuer and was associated with the dispatch of the Apple watch. As already, he reports to Albert Bensoussan, Chief Executive Officer of the Watches & Jewelry Activities of Kering since 2014. Bensoussan said: “I am pleased to give Patrick Pruniaux the mission of expanding the mindfulness and quickening the development of the Kering Group’s two notorious Swiss watchmaking Maisons. The dynamism he has appeared over the previous year as head of Ulysse Nardin persuaded me that he was the best individual to build up these two brands“.

Kering doesn’t uncover results for its watch exercises. The extravagance bunch posted magnificent outcomes for the principal semester of 2018 with solidified incomes up 26.8% at over EUR 6 billion. Their public statement gave on that event expresses that “jewelery and watches enlisted strong growth“.

To read the Kering official statement, click here .