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GMT_n53_FR_PDF_num-90Georges Kern

Georges Kern is joining Breitling as CEO and shareholder, after 16 brilliant years spent with Richemont, where his appointment as CEO of IWC at the age of 36 had made him the group’s youngest ever chief executive. He had subsequently served as Head of Watchmaking, Marketing and Digital and held a seat on the Board of Directors.

GMT_n53_FR_PDF_num-89Patrick Pruniaux

Patrick Pruniaux has taken the helm of Ulysse Nardin as CEO, upon his return from the United States where he notably took part in the recent launch of Apple Watch, having previously worked for Diageo and LVMH. Between 2005 and 2014, this sports-loving and charismatic executive climbed the ranks at TAG Heuer and was serving as Vice President Global Sales & Retail and member of the Board of Executives at the time of his departure.

GMT_n53_FR_PDF_num-88Fabrice Deschanel

Fabrice Deschanel has been appointed CEO of Greubel Forsey (and of CompliTime SA). He has known the founders Robert and Stephen for than 25 years, having notably met them at Renaud & Papi within which this microtechnical engineer has stepped down from his managerial role.

GMT_n53_FR_PDF_num-91Jérôme Biard

Jérôme Biard is doing double duty by taking the reins of both Corum and Eterna (as Director of the Watch division on the European board of directors of the brands’ main shareholder Citychamp Watch & Jewellery). This is the most recent step in a rich career that began at Richemont and Girard-Perregaux and has also featured several years in the retail sector with LPI.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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