Lancel Appoints Fabrizio Cardinali as new CEO



Lancel, the French luxury maroquinerie owned by the Richemont Group, announced the appointment of Fabrizio Cardinali as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2012.


A native Italian, Mr. Cardinali, 43, has had an extensive career within the fashion and accessories industry. He has held key roles at Dolce & Gabbana, where he is currently the Sales & Marketing Director following a 6-year tenure as Worldwide Director of D&G.  Prior to this Mr. Cardinali held senior international positions at Diesel Group and Levi Strauss & Co. Throughout his career, Mr. Cardinali has worked across countries and functions to reposition brands and build global presence.


Marty Wikstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Richemont Fashion and Accessories, said: “Fabrizio brings business expertise, industry insight and a proven track record in global brand building which will complement the creative direction established by Leonello Borghi. Lancel, a Maison with deep heritage and significant potential for growth, welcomes Fabrizio’s energy and experience to the company.