Berndt Hauptkorn, Uniqlo’s European CEO, leaves to join Chanel

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Berndt Hauptkorn, Chief Executive for Uniqlo Europe, has left the Japanese retailer to join Chanel. He was also Senior Vice President and Global Officer of Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo. Takao Kwahara, Uniqlo Europe Chief Operating Officer, has taken over Hauptkorn’s responsibilities for the time being.

Hauptkorn’s new role at Chanel is President of Europe, including the Middle East, and as part of his responsibilities, he will oversee all of Chanel’s divisions; these include retail, wholesale, fashion, accessories, watches and beauty.