Mulberry’s protracted CEO search has finally come to an end. The British leather brand days before the formal appointment of Thierry Andretta as chief executive of the company, and will be in April 7th this year formal entry.
Thierry Andretta has worked as an executive in Moschino, Kai Yun group, LVMH and other luxury brands, and his last job is executive director of French fashion house Lanvin. The establishment of the Lanvin children’s wear series and the expansion of the accessories line are all the achievements in the Andretta. After working for 5 years at Lanvin, Andretta left the company in April 2014.
The Mulberry listed in the UK is held by Christina Ong and Ong Beng Seng, a billionaire Singaporean couple holding 56% shares. They succeeded in transforming it from a niche brand to a listed company, but the biggest mistake is probably that in 2011, Bruno Guillon was excavated from Hermes to become CEO of the company, trying to clone a new Hermes.