Richard Ginori has appointed Giovanni Giunchedi chief executive officer. He reports to Jean-François Palus, Kering Group managing director, and succeeds Karlheinz Hofer, who joined the company last April.

According to a Kering spokesperson, Giunchedi has the goal to develop and strengthen the image of the historic luxury tableware and ceramics label acquired by Gucci in 2013 and then passed under the control of parent company Kering.

Giunchedi, who joined Kering in 2012 as Bottega Veneta sustainability director, was ceo of Sergio Rossi from January 2015 until the acquisition of the footwear brand by Investindustrial last December.