Kering Names New CEOs at Bottega Veneta, Christopher Kane

by Harry Sheff

KeringKering, the Paris-based luxury group, made several CEO appointments at its brands this week, including Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane.

Former Ermenegildo Zegna executive Carlo Alberto Beretta has been named CEO of Bottega Veneta, starting January 7, 2015. Beretta steps in for Marco Bizzarri, who was promoted to chief executive of Kering’s newly formed luxury couture and leather goods division in April. Bizzarri had retained the title of president of Bottega Veneta while searching for a new CEO. Beretta will report to Bizzarri.

Beretta’s career started in 1993 at Italy’s La Rinascente, where he was a senior buyer. He left in 2000 to become menswear brand manager at Valentino. He joined Zegna in 2003 as senior merchandising director and has been there up until now. His most recent position at Zegna was retail development director.

Sarah Crook has been named CEO of Christopher Kane, also reporting to Bizzarri. Crook has been a consultant for the last two years, advising brands and the British Fashion Council. Before that she spent eight years at Stella McCartney, one of Kering’s other brands.

Kering also named Gianluca Flore chief executive of Brioni this week.

Kering’s brands include Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn.