MILAN — Karlheinz Hofer has been named president and chief executive officer of Richard Ginori, reporting directly to Jean-François Palus, managing director of Kering.

Hofer succeeds Micaela le Divelec Lemmi, who will now fully focus on her role as Gucci’s executive vice president and chief consumer officer. Hofer and le Divelec worked together on the acquisition of Richard Ginori in June 2013.

Hofer is also the recently appointed luxury chief operations, supply chain and integrated logistics officer of Kering.