The ceo joined in Sept. 2016 from Luxottica but his passion for the brand dates back two decades as a longtime customer.
The procedure postpones its decision on the 46 billion euro merger plans.
Retail, luxury stocks were mostly down.
Europe and Latin America helped offset the performance in North America, Mexico and China.
Retail and luxury stocks were uneven on Thursday.
The U.S. and Europe are the main markets for Italy’s eyewear sector.
The Las Vegas trade fair showcased the latest in lens technology and next-generation wearables as well as fashion-forward trends.
The European Commission said there are “several issues” with the proposed deal.
Retail and luxury stocks were uneven in mid-morning trading.
After a busy first half, Italian investors are busy finalizing deals in the designer apparel and eyewear sectors.