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Safilo Confirms Delgado as CEO

Luisa Delgado, who was already among the company’s non-executive board members, succeeds Roberto Vedovotto.

MILAN — Italian eyewear giant Safilo Group on Tuesday confirmed Luisa Delgado as its new chief executive officer.

Her appointment was first revealed on June 19.

Delgado, who was already among the company’s non-executive board members, succeeds Roberto Vedovotto, who joined Safilo as ceo in 2009. Vedovotto maintains his non-executive position on the board.

A law graduate from the Université de Genève, the 47-year-old Delgado worked for 21 years at Procter & Gamble, where she covered several positions in different countries, including her last role of vice president and ceo for the Nordic region. In addition, until last July, Delgado, who is also a non-executive director at INGA/IKEA, was a member of the global executive board and chief human resources officer at software corporation SAP AG.

Safilo Group produces and distributes under license the eyewear collections for fashion brands including Alexander McQueen, Banana Republic, Boss Orange, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Dior, Fossil, Gucci, J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Max&Co, Pierre Cardin, Saint Laurent, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tommy Hilfiger, along with Fendi and Bobbi Brown, both starting from 2014. In addition, Safilo Group controls some house brands, such as Safilo, Carrera, Polaroid, Smith Optics and Oxydo.