LONDON — The British luxury leather goods and stationery brand Smythson has named Andy Janowski chief executive officer, effective in May.
Janowski, who has been a member of Smythson’s board for the past year-and-a-half, takes over the ceo duties from Smythson’s owner Jacques Bahbout, who also serves as the chairman of Smythson. As ceo, Janowski will report to Bahbout. The executive joins London-based Smythson from Burberry, where he served as chief operations officer and senior vice president of supply chain.
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