by Stephen Garner

BurberryBritish luxury brand Burberry has announced that Gianluca Flore has been appointed president of its Americas business. Flore succeeds Donald Kohler, who has accepted a new opportunity and will leave the business on July 1.

Flore joins Burberry after almost a decade at Kering Group, where he was most recently chief executive officer of Brioni. He previously worked at Bottega Veneta, first as president of the Americas and later as worldwide retail and wholesale director and CEO of Asia Pacific. He has also worked at Fendi and La Perla as head of Americas.

In his new role, Flore will lead Burberry’s Americas business from New York. He will join the company on July 5, and report to Marco Gobbetti, who will become CEO on the same day.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Gianluca Flore as president of Americas,” said Christopher Bailey, chief creative and chief executive officer of Burberry Group plc. “Gianluca has extensive luxury experience and his knowledge of the U.S. market will be invaluable as we seek to develop this key region. I would like to thank Donald Kohler for the significant contribution he has made to Burberry and wish him every success in the future.”