PARIS — Kering has appointed Giovanni Giunchedi as chief executive officer of shoemaker Sergio Rossi, a spokeswoman for the group said on Wednesday, confirming a report in Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.
 
Giunchedi has been deputy general manager at Sergio Rossi over the past five months, according to market sources.
 
Previously, Giunchedi was sustainability director at Bottega Veneta, having held that post since 2012.
 
He succeeds Christophe Mélard, who left his post as president and ceo of Sergio Rossi in September.
 
Kering, parent of Sergio Rossi, Saint Laurent and other brands, has seen a flurry of management changes in recent months, headlined by Marco Bizzarri becoming ceo of the Gucci brand.
 
In his prior role as head of Kering’s luxury couture and leather goods business, Bizzarri also installed Bottega Veneta executives Giuseppe Giovannetti and Gianluca Flore as ceo at Tomas Maier and Brioni respectively; former Stella McCartney executive Sarah Crook as the new ceo of Christopher Kane; and former Ermenegildo Zegna executive Carlo Alberto Beretta as ceo of Bottega Veneta, effective Jan. 7, as reported.

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