PARIS — Marine-Sabine Leclercq has stepped down as chief executive officer of mother-daughter brand Bonpoint after two years in the post.
Parent company EPI, which also owns footwear firm J.M. Weston and Champagne-maker Piper-Heidsieck, confirmed her departure in a brief statement.
“Marie-Sabine Leclercq is going to pursue new personal and professional projects. EPI and the entire Bonpoint team thank her for her commitment and her contribution to the house, first as head of worldwide marketing and communication, then as ceo,” the group said.
Christian Piat, president and representative director of EPI in Asia, will take over as interim ceo of Bonpoint until the company finds a permanent successor, a spokeswoman for the brand said.
A longtime communications executive who has held positions at Lanvin, Longchamp and Louis Vuitton, among others, Leclercq initially joined the brand in November 2016 in the marketing and communications post before being promoted to ceo, succeeding Hugues de la Chevasnerie.
Bonpoint recently appointed Anne Valérie Hash as creative director, succeeding Christine Innamorato, who was brought into the company by its founder Marie-France Cohen in 2006.