Monday, January 12, 2015

The Transfer Window Opens at Kering

Stepping into some very big shoes, it was announced today that Antonio Calce will take the helm at Sowind.
Courtesy of Kering
Here is the announcement, straight from the source -

Antonio Calce is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group
Kering today announces the appointment of Antonio Calce as Chief Executive Officer of Sowind
, effective immediately. He will report to Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering’s ‘Luxury –
Watches & Jewelry’ division.

As part of his new role, Antonio Calce will supervise the management of the brands Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD, both parts of the Sowind Group, as well as its manufacturing

Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering’s ‘Luxury – Watches & Jewellery’ division, declared: “I am
delighted to welcome Antonio at Sowind and within the Kering group today. His extensive
experience in the Haute Horlogerie and in the luxury watches sector and his deep knowledge of
its industrial and commercial stakes, will allow him to fully support the brands’ growth on
international markets”.

About Antonio Calce
Antonio Calce, an Italian national, started his career within the Richemont group in 1994 as head of the technical department of Manufacture Piaget, before moving to product management responsibilities. In 2001, he was appointed director of operations and product development for Panerai. In 2005, Calce  moved on to Montres Corum, where he was successively appointed Vice President of Operations and Chief Executive Officer. Antonio Calce holds degrees in microtechnology and management studies.

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