January, 27 will be the first day at Burberry for former Celine CEO, Marco Gobbetti (here pictured), in his new role at the helm of the British luxury company. He will gradually take office as CEO, and working full time in this capacity from July, 5. In July 2016, Burberry recruited Gobbetti with a mandate to replace Christopher Bailey, who will once again deal exclusively with the creative direction of the brand. Initially, Gobbetti will be managing the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East markets where he will be able to become familiar with the company’s core businesses. The Chinese market is slowing down for Burberry despite having a revenue 40% in Beijing. However, his primary concerns would be addressed to the US market. Gobbetti had to delay to officially take office in January because of contractual ties with its previous employer.