By  on July 2, 2013

PARIS — Lanvin has named Michèle Huiban its latest chief executive officer.

Huiban had taken over the operational management of the group in April, after the departure of managing director Thierry Andretta, as reported.

Huiban, who joined Lanvin in 2008, had been deputy general manager of the company since 2011. She is a graduate of French business school ESSEC and worked mainly in the media before joining Lanvin, the company said Tuesday.

She was not available for comment.

Andretta is credited with having spearheaded the company’s global retail expansion. Sales for the fashion house nearly doubled during his tenure there, to an estimated 240 million euros, or $308.5 million at average exchange, in 2012.

According to sources, Andretta and Shaw-Lan Wang, the Taiwanese media magnate who is Lanvin’s majority owner, had disagreed over strategy at the fast-growing company.

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