ASIA MAJOR: Could Christopher Zanardi-Landi be heading back to Louis Vuitton? According to market sources, the veteran of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is to succeed Pietro Beccari as Vuitton’s Paris-based executive vice president. Beccari, as reported, is moving to Rome to become president and chief executive officer of Fendi. Vuitton officials had no comment.
Last October, J. Crew Group said Zanardi-Landi would become its senior vice president of Asian Operations. However, it is understood LVMH prevailed with its counter offer. Zanardi-Landi worked for the past 10 years at LVMH, most recently as president of China for Vuitton. Prior to LVMH, he was with L’Oréal and Richemont Group, also in roles overseeing Asian markets.
This story first appeared in the February 14, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.