By  on July 30, 2019

MILAN — “Only knowledge and experience allow you to fully understand what diversity is, and to have long-term, real results,” said Gucci president and chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri in an exclusive interview with WWD, as the company reveals the appointment of its first global head of diversity, equity and inclusion. “Education will mitigate preconceptions.”

Bizzarri was true to his word and, five months after first revealing plans to create the new role, Renée Tirado is joining the Italian luxury group in the position. She is based in New York and reports directly to the ceo.

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