NEW YORK – Jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. has named Alessandro Bogliolo the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer. He is expected to assume the role by October 2, 2017.
Mr. Bogliolo, 52, is a veteran luxury industry executive who previously served for 16 years at Bulgari SpA, including in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Jewelry, Watches & Accessories. Most recently, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of global apparel and accessories company Diesel SpA, where he has led the company’s efforts to revitalize its brand and enhance the customer experience. During his career, Bogliolo has worked in a broad range of countries, including China, Singapore, Italy, France, Spain and the United States.
Tiffany operates more than 300 fine jewelry stores around the world, including its flagship store on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan.
“Today’s announcement concludes the Board’s thorough process to identify and recruit an accomplished leader to position the Company for sustainable growth in the years ahead,” said Michael Kowalski, Chairman and interim CEO. “Alessandro has a well-deserved reputation for creativity and execution, having previously led a number of international brands to success and improved performance. I also believe that his vision and team-oriented approach make him an ideal fit with Tiffany’s long-standing values. Tiffany is an iconic brand and is at an important time in its history. We look forward to Alessandro and the Tiffany team delivering a distinctive vision of luxury and style to our customers around the world, while also focusing on driving attractive returns for our shareholders.”
Independent Director Rose Marie Bravo, speaking as the Chairwoman of the Search Committee of the Board of Directors, said, “We are delighted to have been able to attract a leader who has the global experience and passion for our brand and heritage to drive extraordinary design, outstanding customer experience and capital efficiency. He is a proven executive with the skills necessary to accelerate revenue growth and increase value for all shareholders during this next chapter for Tiffany.”
“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to lead this remarkable Company,” said Bogliolo. “Tiffany, with its legendary history, has always represented luxury, style, and an extraordinary standard of quality and excellence, and I look forward to working with the Board and the rest of the Tiffany team to build on this foundation. It is my goal to continue to delight our customers with compelling product offerings, supported by best-in-class operations. I am committed to strengthening the Company’s position as one of the world’s most important luxury brands and delivering value for all of our stakeholders.”
Bogliolo has been CEO of Diesel SpA, a global apparel and accessories company based in Breganze, Italy, since 2013. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer, North America at Sephora USA Inc. from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Bogliolo spent 16 years at Bulgari SpA from 1996 to 2012, including most recently as Chief Operating Officer. He started his career at the global consulting firm Bain & Co., after graduating from Università Bocconi with a degree in business administration and later completed the International Management Program at HEC Paris.