PARIS — Andrea Perrone has resigned as chief executive officer of Brioni Roman Style SpA, the Italian men’s wear firm said. The announcement confirms a report on WWD.com Tuesday.
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In the interim, Brioni general manager Antonio Bianchini will handle day-to-day executive duties until a new ceo is named. No other information was available.
Perrone, the 40-year-old grandson of Brioni co-founder Gaetano Savini, was appointed sole ceo last year. Prior to that, he shared the role with Antonella De Simone, who is the granddaughter of co-founder Nazareno Fonticoli.
Perrone is the second ceo to bid adieu to the firm after Umberto Angeloni exited the company in 2006. Brioni bought out Angeloni for an estimated 80 million euros, or $100.3 million at current exchange. Brioni’s controlling families hired BNP Paribas in November 2008 to sell a stake in the company to ease debts and spur growth, only to cancel those plans earlier this year.