ARMANI TAPS DOSI: Giorgio Armani SpA has appointed Fabrizio Dosi as chief executive officer of Giorgio Armani Hong Kong Ltd. Dosi, who was previously general manager of the company’s Asia-Pacific region, assumed his new post on Feb. 5. Dosi’s responsibilities are extended to the Greater China area. The executive will report to John Hooks, Armani’s deputy managing director and group commercial director. The Hong Kong branch previously had two divisional general managers, one for Greater China (China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong) and one for Asia-Pacific (all of East Asia except for Greater China and Japan, excluding Australia).
REDCATS APPOINTMENT: PPR named Jean-Michel Noir as the new chairman and chief executive officer of home shopping giant Redcats, succeeding Thierry Falque-Pierrotin, who stepped down last year. Previously, Noir was chief operating officer of the Vivarte Group, a retailer that operates such chains as Kookai and the footwear specialists Minelli and André. PPR chairman and ceo François-Henri Pinault said Noir’s entrepreneurial nature, determination and open-mindedness “persuaded me of his capacity to lead Redcats Group through a new cycle.”
This story first appeared in the February 13, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.