MILAN — Alessandro Cremonesi is leaving his post as chief executive officer of Jil Sander on June 30, WWD has learned.

Cremonesi confirmed to WWD that, “after seven years, it’s time for me to take new steps and find a new direction.”

Although he said that this did not mark a seven-year itch, he added he was looking forward to a period of “rest to coincide with the summer season.”

Cremonesi has seen his share of changes at Jil Sander. He joined the brand in September 2008 when Raf Simons was in charge of designing the collections until the brief return of the namesake founder of the house, followed by the arrival of current creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga.

His responsibilities will be passed on ad interim to chairman of the board Franco Pené. The executive, who will be attending the upcoming men’s spring show in Milan, said he was “evaluating different opportunities,” adding that he had “not made any decision yet.”