Stéphane Lafay has been named president of Tiffany & Co. Japan Inc. Lafay succeeds Michael Christ, who will retire in January. Lafay had been president of Bulgari in Japan since 2003. He has also had stints at Puig Group and Saint-Gobain Group. James E. Quinn, president of Tiffany & Co., said Lafay’s experience in luxury jewelry retailing is well-suited to lead the firm in Japan. He credited Christ with strengthening Tiffany’s distribution base in Japan and developing programs to build loyal customer relationships.
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