Monday, January 12, 2015

Antonio Calce is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group

Kering has announced the appointment of Antonio Calce as Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group. He will report to Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering’s ‘Luxury – Watches & Jewelry’ division.

As part of his new role, Antonio Calce will supervise the management of the brands Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD, both parts of the Sowind Group, as well as its manufacturing activities.
Antonio Calce, an Italian national, started his career within the Richemont group in 1994 as head of the technical department of Manufacture Piaget, before moving to product management responsibilities. In 2001, he was appointed director of operations and product development for Panerai. In 2005, Calce moved on to Montres Corum, where he was successively appointed Vice President of Operations and Chief Executive Officer. Antonio Calce holds degrees in micro-technology and management studies.

Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, Sowind is a group specialized in Haute Horlogerie which includes the Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD brands. Sowind Group incorporates a manufacturing activity that develops and produces a complete portfolio of high-end watch movements and mechanical watches for its two brands and third parties. Sowind Group is part of the Kering group.

A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn.

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