MILAN – Italian retail and real estate development firm Percassi has tapped Jan Heere to be the new general director of Kiko Spa. He succeeds Massimo Dell’Acqua, who will take on the role of chief executive officer and general director of Odissea Srl, a holding under the Percassi umbrella.
Heere will report directly to Percassi ceo Stefano Percassi. Prior to Kiko, Heere — a Dutch native — gained extensive international experience in the retail industry at companies including Marks & Spencer and Inditex, where he held the role of general manager and coordinated Inditex’s business development in Europe, the U.S. and Russia.
Dell’Acqua, who has been with Percassi since 2004 and has 20 years of experience in the retail sector in senior management positions, will be responsible for the retail development of the brands owned by Percassi, such as Kiko and Madina, and as a franchisee of brands such as Gucci, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and Victoria’s Secret.