Stefano Sassi has high ambitions for the house of Valentino.
As chief executive officer of Valentino Fashion Group SpA, Sassi has over the past six years steered the brand back into the black, forged a successful fashion design team, streamlined the company’s structure and operations, helped restore the label’s global profile and, most recently, succeeded in the transition from its previous owners, private equity fund Permira, to new ones, Mayhoola for Investments.
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