LONDON — Robert Procop, chief executive officer of Asprey London, has left the company.
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Asprey confirmed that Procop, who joined the brand in July 2008, will devote time to charitable activities and explore new opportunities.
“Mr. Procop had joined Asprey in 2008 to lead the company through a transitional phase. The transitional work has now been successfully completed,” the company said.
Procop succeeded Gianluca Brozzetti, group ceo of Asprey. A spokeswoman said Asprey was in the process of confirming Procop’s successor.
Before joining Asprey, Procop had served as ceo of the then-Asprey & Garrard from 1999 to 2000, when it was owned by Prince Jefri of Brunei. After the Asprey and Garrard brands were split, he later served as ceo of Garrard from March 2006 until early 2008.
Procop’s specialty is high-end jewelry, and he was instrumental in bringing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on board in November to create a capsule collection of gold jewelry and silver accessories for the brand.
The Los Angeles native founded Diamonds on Rodeo in the Eighties, where he counted celebrities and royals on his client roster. He later founded Jewels of Beverly Hills.
John Rigas, whose Sciens Capital Management purchased Asprey with Plainfield Asset Management in 2006, will remain ceo of Asprey International.