March 2015 : Tristan Boyer de Bouillane, Antonio Calce, Serge Aebischer, Stéphane Linder, Giancarlo Mantuano, Sebastian Marten

1 An expert on Asia, Tristan Boyer de Bouillane was appointed CEO of Perrelet in December 2014, in order to enable Gérald Roden to focus on his tasks for the Swiss Festina Group. He announced that he wishes to “strengthen Perrelet’s manufacturing legitimacy by only offering automatic watches equipped with our own movements in the long run.”


2 In January, the Kering group announced the arrival of Antonio Calce as CEO of the Sowind Group, in order to oversee the rise of Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard and their Manufacture. Holdeing degrees in microtechnology and management, he started his career at Piaget and Panerai before taking the helm at Corum.


3 Almost immediately after creating his consulting company at the end of 2014 after leaving Franc Vila, Serge Aesbischer was entrusted with the job of CEO of Snyper in January 2015, with the goal of improving the reputation and sales of this niche brand with its very virile positioning.


4 Laurent Dordet has been working for Hermès since 1995 and in March 2015 took up his new responsibilites as CEO of La Montre Hermès. He began his career with the firm in the Finance Department, before being appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Holding Textile Hermès in 2002, and subsequently CEO of Hermès Cuirs Précieux in 2011.


5 Stéphane Linder came to Baselworld this year in his brand-new capacity as CEO and President Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry, reporting to Marco Bizarri (President and CEO Gucci). Over the past 20 years, he has steadily climbed the TAG Heuer corporate ladder to the very top.


6 Giancarlo Mantuano started 2015 as CEO of Bomberg, giving a new boost to his career which was mostly rooted in commercial development on behalf of Swatch Group, Romain Jerome and JeanRichard.


7 Sebastian Marten has been Sales Manager at Armin Strom since December 2014, after spending eight years amassing excellent international sales experience at Carl F. Bucherer, which he joined shortly after completing his MBA.

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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