Important professional moves of the week!

Endaba Group


Nike has announced a reshuffle of its top management. Davide Grasso will suceed Jim Calhoun in the role of  President and Chief Executive Officer of Nike’s Converse Division. Grasso currently holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer and will be replaced by Greg Hoffman, the brand’s current Vice President of Global Brand Creative and Experience. Michael Spillane has been named President of Product and Merchandising, and he replaces Jeanne Jackson who will take on a newly-created role, working directly with Nike CEO Mark Parker.


Kering has confirmed the arrival of Valérie Duport as Senior Vice-President of Communications. Kering, notably the owner of Gucci and Saint Laurent, poached Chanel’s former Director of Press Services and Public Relationships.

Alexander McQueen

Kering have announced that it has appointed Emmanuel Gintzburger as Chief Executive Officer of Alexander McQueen, succeeding Jonathon Akeroyd, who has spent 12 years at the helm. Gintzburger, previously Wrldwide Retail and Wholesale Director for Yves Saints Laurent will take on his new role one May 9.

Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. announced the appointment of Roy Bagattini as Executive Vice President and President of Americas, effective from June 1. He will be responsible for leading the company’s largest commercial operations across the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Latin America.


Luxury goods group Tod’s have announced their Creative Director Alessandra Facchinetti is leaving the company after 3 years in her position. She will now focus on other projects that she had previously put aside.