By  on November 13, 2018

MILAN — Italian accessories and leather goods company Il Bisonte has appointed fashion veteran Giacomo Santucci as chairman of the board.

Santucci, born in Italy’s Abruzzo region in 1956, has a reputation in the industry for developing luxury brands in new markets. He helped build the cosmetics and eyewear businesses at Prada, reorganizing operations in Asia and working closely with acquired brands like Helmut Lang, before he joined Gucci in 2001, reporting to former president and chief executive officer Domenico De Sole, until 2004. After that, stints included executive roles at Malo and Dolce & Gabbana. Santucci was formerly a senior manager at McKinsey & Co. in Milan and Paris, and for the last 10 years he consulted with several fashion companies collaborating with investment funds. He is currently serving on the boards of Roberto Cavalli and Gianvito Rossi Japan, and teaches at the LUISS Business School in Rome.

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