Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren and Ports 1961 reorganise their management

At Tom Ford International, Brian Blake (CEO distribution and manufacturing) became president and chief operating officer. He takes the place of the executive vice president and COO, Tom Mendenhall. He will be responsible for overseeing all of Tom Ford International activities and operations. Ford (pictured) and Blake know each other since 1990 when they worked for Gucci. At Ralph Lauren, the vice president of sales for the Women’s wear clothing and accessories division, Francoise Rousseau, recently left the company after 20 years. She heads to Escada where she will occupy the role of vice president of wholesale. Her departure comes after the resignation of CEO, Stefan Larsson, who will leave the company in February because of “different views than those of the founder, Ralph Lauren”. Ports 1961, a brand of luxury ready-to-wear Sino-Canadian, has appointed Jenny Tan as CEO and Matteo De Rosa as managing director. Jenny Tan is the daughter of one of the founders of the company for which she worked for 20 years in the marketing and distribution departments. Matteo De Rosa, 36 years old, 5 of which passed within the company, previously worked at LVMH and he will oversee the commercial development of the brand.



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