Emmanuel Gintzburger is Versace’s new CEO. He arrives from Alexander McQueen, where he will be substituted by Gianfilippo Testa, ex-Gucci. Gintzburger will be replacing Jonathan Akeroyd, who moved to Burberry to substitute Marco Gobbetti, now in Ferragamo.
Gintzburger is Versace’s new CEO
The first day for Emmanuel Gintzburger (top-left) in its new role as CEO of Versace (owned by Capri Holdings) will be September 12th, 2022. He had been CEO of Alexander McQueen (Kering group) since May 2015, after having spent 4 years in Saint Laurent. “I am pleased Emmanuel is now a part of the Versace family – commented Donatella Versace -. He has an extraordinary background in the luxury industry. As soon as I met him, I understood he was the perfect partner to help push Versace to even higher levels”. Fun fact: his predecessor, current CEO of Burberry Jonathan Akeroyd, also came from Alexander McQueen, where he worked for 12 years.
Testa arrives to McQueen
Kering’s countermove was to nominate Gianfilippo Testa (lower-right) to guide Alexander McQueen. He will be active starting May. Testa used to work at LVMH and, in 2016, switched to Kering to become a manager at Gucci. His mission now will be to “accelerate the expansion of Alexander McQueen to bring out its full potential”, says Kering.