Saturday, 11 October 2008

Where is Mark Lee? 26/10/08

A luxury question posits an answer. We read in WWD that after over eight years with the PPR Group, Mark will end his reign as President and CEO as of 31 December 2008. Mark Lee headed the Yves Saint Laurent group (which was owned then by the Gucci Group, part of the PPR Group) from March 2000 until November 2004, when he commenced at Gucci Group. The Gucci business has increased across the globe to almost 50% over his four year tenure.

Where to now, we believe he is a great catch and someone that could make a measured impact where ever he next resurfaces, apparently it is NY. Read more...

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