BUNDLING UP: Roberto Eggs is joining Moncler SpA as the group’s new chief operating officer, effective May 1. He currently is president, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa at Louis Vuitton, which he joined in 2009 after 17 years at Nestlé SA. At Moncler, he will be in charge of all business activities at a global level and report to Moncler’s chairman and chief executive officer Remo Ruffini. Ruffini underscored that Eggs “brings to Moncler significant knowledge about the rationale of international growth, together with a deep culture of the retail business and the luxury sector.” Eggs has a degree in economics and management, with specializations at the London Business School and the IMD in Lausanne.
Vuitton plans to split Eggs’ role in two and promote two executives — Alessandro Valenti and Francois Pedrol — to cover his territories. It is understood Valenti, currently Vuitton’s managing director in France, is to add Northern Europe, including Russia, while Pedrol, currently Vuitton’s general manager of the Middle East, is to add Southern Europe and Turkey.
This story first appeared in the March 11, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.