×
1 981
Fashion Jobs
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Erin Ridge Shopping Centre (New Store)
CDI · St. Albert
OLD NAVY
Assistant General Manager, Merchandising - Promenade Gatineau (New Store)
CDI · Gatineau
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Manning Town Centre (New Store)
CDI · Edmonton
OLD NAVY
Assistant General Manager, Merchandising - Promenade Gatineau (New Store)
CDI · Gatineau
MARSHALLS
Loss Prevention Store Investigator - Gta
CDI · Toronto
BANANA REPUBLIC
General Manager- Fairview Park Mall
CDI · Kitchener
GAP
General Manager- Fairview Mall
CDI · Toronto
GAP
General Manager East Gta
CDI · Toronto
L'OREAL GROUP
Account Executive - Luxe Division (Montreal)
CDI · Montreal
OLD NAVY
Assistant General Manager
CDI · St-Bruno-de-Montarville
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Promenade Gatineau (New Store)
CDI · Gatineau
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Tillicum Mall - Victoria, bc
CDI · Victoria
OLD NAVY
Loss Prevention Agent - Bramalea City Centre
CDI · Brampton
OLD NAVY
Loss Prevention Agent - Toronto Eaton Centre
CDI · Toronto
OLD NAVY
Loss Prevention Agent - Limeridge Mall
CDI · Hamilton
OLD NAVY
Loss Prevention Agent - Scarborough t/c
CDI · Toronto
OLD NAVY
Loss Prevention Agent - Metropolis
CDI · Burnaby
TJX COMPANIES INC.
District Manager, Calgary
CDI · Calgary
MARSHALLS
Winners 401 & Mccowan - Sales Floor Merchandise Coordinator (Open Availibility)
CDI · Toronto
BANANA REPUBLIC
General Manager- Ottawa Tanger
CDI · Ottawa
BANANA REPUBLIC
General Manager- New Westminster
CDI · New Westminster
GAP
General Manager- Lansdowne Place Peterborough
CDI · Peterborough

Kering: watches and jewellery division CEO leaves, will not be replaced

Translated by
Nicola Mira
Published
today Nov 27, 2019
Reading time
access_time 2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Albert Bensoussan has left Kering, which he joined in 2014 to bolster and expand the group’s watches and jewellery business. His departure was announced to the division’s staff last week, and was confirmed to FashionNetwork.com by a Kering spokesperson.
nom
Bensoussan, a Frenchman, formerly worked at Cartier and LVMH, the latter fresh from a major corporate coup after announcing the acquisition of Tiffany for $16.3 billion. Bensoussan “shared his intention of pursuing a personal project outside Kering,” as the French luxury group indicated, without giving any further details.


Albert Bensoussan - Kering


The post of CEO of the watches and jewellery division had been created at Kering when Bensoussan arrived in 2014, and has been abolished following his departure. As the group told FashionNetwork.com, “the division will now report directly to Jean-François Palus,” Kering’s group general manager. The division includes jewellery brands Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo and Qeelin, as well as Swiss watch manufacturers Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux.

Exactly a year ago, in an interview to French newspaper Le Figaro, Kering boss François-Henri Pinault reaffirmed his intention of boosting the group's jewellery and watches business, and outlined what had been achieved up to then: “In the course of three years, we changed all the presidents. In the last 18 months, we have entered a new phase, investing in and expanding all the brands in this division.”

But while jewellery recorded substantial growth in recent years, the same cannot be said for watches, whose market has been penalised by a profound crisis in 2015-2017 and renewed tensions in Hong Kong since the summer. Apparently, the arrival of a super-manager at the head of the division wasn’t enough to give new impetus to the watches segment, which last year was entrusted to the general manager of Ulysse Nardin, Patrick Pruniaux, who in August 2018 also took charge of Girard-Perregaux.

Bensoussan is a graduate of the Lyon School of Management and has an MBA from Pace University in New York. From 1984 to 1994, he was director of development for watches and jewellery at Cartier. He then joined LVMH, where he held various senior positions over the course of 16 years, including that of president of Givenchy Couture’s Japanese subsidiary between 1996 and 2000.

From 2000 to 2003, he was sales and marketing director of the LVMH group’s watches and jewellery division. Bensoussan then launched Louis Vuitton’s own watches and fine jewellery divisions, taking charge of the latter between 2003 and 2010. Before joining Kering, he worked as an independent consultant for a few years.
 

Copyright © 2020 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.