BLOMQVIST SEES WAY TO SAFILO: Italian eyewear manufacturer Safilo Group has tapped Henri Blomqvist as its new global commercial director.

Blomqvist, who will report to Safilo Group chief executive officer Luisa Delgado, will oversee all commercial operations worldwide.

This story first appeared in the December 18, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Born in Finland, Blomqvist worked 10 years at Procter & Gamble, where he covered several roles in the sales and commercial department for a number of countries, including Scandinavia, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, South Korea and Australia. His latest position at P&G was as international commercial leader of Braun.

Safilo Group produces and distributes its own brands Safilo, Carrera, Polaroid, Smith Optics and Oxydo, in addition to licensed labels including Alexander McQueen, Fossil, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tommy Hilfiger.