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Carolina Herrera Taps Giuseppe Celio

The fashion firm has poached its new chief operating officer from Oscar de la Renta, where he served in that same role until late last month.

NEW YORK — Carolina Herrera has poached chief operating officer Giuseppe Celio from Oscar de la Renta Inc.

Celio served in that same role at Oscar de la Renta until late last month. During his nine years there, Celio was instrumental in the company’s retail expansion as well as e-commerce and logistics development. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of Versace’s U.S. business, responsible for building the company’s North American headquarters.

In his new post, he reports to president Caroline Brown. He will play an integral part in building upon the brand’s momentum that has grown over the past three decades and in leading the company’s evolution primed for future growth.

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“Giuseppe joins our team at the perfect moment to be an important contributor to the next chapter of growth for Carolina Herrera. He will play a central role in our international business, structural and systems development for the future. I know his past experience and achievements will add great value to our management team,” Brown said.

With 20 years of experience, Celio specializes in fashion operations and retail development. He started his career in finance at Arthur Andersen.

Oscar de la Renta has not yet named a successor for Celio, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.