LONDON — Paddy Byng is leaving the British accessories house Asprey after four years to take up a new chief executive position, WWD has learned.
Asprey will continue to be run by executive chairman and shareholder of reference John Rigas and Jan te Lintelo, who was named chief financial officer in September.
Asprey said te Lintelo would manage the brand’s international operations. The executive spent a decade with Van Cleef North America, as chief financial officer and later as chief operating officer.
Byng, who joined Asprey in 2011, was instrumental in building up Asprey’s sales — particularly across the core jewelry, leather and silver categories — and also oversaw the brand’s move into e-commerce, according to the company.
“We would like to thank Paddy for his numerous contributions to Asprey over the last four years,” said Rigas. “He leaves as a friend of the brand, and we wish him the very best success in his next business endeavor.”
Details of Byng’s new role were not disclosed.