Important professional moves of the week!

Endaba Group

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss Chief Brand Officer Christoph Auhagen is leaving the company, where he has been a member of the management board for 6 months. Auhagen oversaw creative management, brand management, sourcing and production. This announcement comes as the company revealed Boss veteran Ingo Wilts would be returning to the company no later than November this year as a member of the management board and CBO. Auhagen’s responsibilities will be handled by management board members Mark Langer and Bernd Hake for the time being. The company are continuing their search for a CEO.

House of Fraser

Former House of Fraser Chief Executive John Coleman has been appointed a Chairman Elect at toiletries and washing powder manufacturer McBride. Coleman will be replacing Ian Napier who is retiring at the end of June.


There was major shakeup in Coach this week, with the brand restructuring their senior management team and cutting a further 300 jobs. Andrew Cohen was promoted to President, North America and global marketing, Todd Kahn was promoted to President, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary and Diane Mahady has become Global Head of Merchandising for the brand. Gebhard F. Rainer, President and Chief Operating Officer, and David Duplantis, President, Global Marketing, Digital and Consumer Experience, are leaving the company.


Amazon has appointed its current China boss Doug Gurr to replace its Head of UK Operations, Chris North. North is leaving after 5 years at the helm to join American etailer, Shutterfly.


Canali and Andrea Pompilio have mutually agreed not to renew their partnership. Pompilio joined the men’s tailoring brand as a Creative Consultant in March 2014 and developed 4 collections for Canali.

Agent Provocateur

Fabrizio Malverdi has been appointed as Agent Provocateur’s new Chief Executive with immediate effect. Malverdi most recently held CEO roles at a number of leading brands within the LVMH Group and prior to joining AP, he was Managing Director of Dior Homme, of Christian Dior Couture and before that, served as CEO of John Galliano SA.


Iris Epple-Righi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Escada, effective September 1. Epple-Righi joins from Calvin Klein, where was she President Brand Management for Calvin Klein Europe. She succeeds June McMahon who stepped down last July for personal reasons.

Salavatore Ferragamo

Michele Norsa will step down as Chief Executive Officer of Salvatore Ferragamo by the end of the year. He will continue to work for the company in a non-executive role.