Giorgio Armani Corporation has named Gaetano Sciuto as chief executive officer effective Jan. 7. The position is based in New York. This confirms WWD’s Nov. 15 report that Sciuto might be heading to Armani as Joanna M. Dubin succeeded him as president of Fendi Americas, a position he held since September of 2013. He joined Fendi in 2008 as Fendi’s director of licensing and accessories, in which he spearheaded the worldwide brand’s development in product categories such as timepieces, home, fragrance, eyewear, leisure wear, textiles and children’s wear.
Prior to Fendi, Sciuto worked for companies such as Sebastian International, Lotto Sport and Sola International, which was acquired by Carl Zeiss in 2005. He also served as managing director of Carl Zeiss Vision’s Sunlens division.
Sciuto succeeds Giuseppe Marsocci, who was Armani’s ceo for four years and has been promoted to deputy managing director, commercial at Giorgio Armani SpA based in Milan, Italy.