Richemont announces departure of Laurent Malecaze CEO of dunhill

13 DEC 2023


After two years as Chief Executive Officer of dunhill, Laurent Malecaze will leave the Maison to pursue another opportunity within the Group.

As CEO of dunhill, Laurent has led a major evolution of the Maison’s brand positioning, strategic priorities and operating model, along with a strong improvement of its financial performance. He has appointed Simon Holloway as the new Creative Director of the Maison, whose first full collection, Autumn Winter 24, will be presented in February 2024.

Laurent Malecaze commented:

“I would like to thank the talented and dedicated dunhill teams for these past two years and the transformation of this historic British Maison. As dunhill celebrates its 130th anniversary, it is in a great position for the future.”

Philippe Fortunato commented:

“Laurent has made a great contribution over the past two years at dunhill, a key Maison for Richemont. The next leader of dunhill will be announced in due time. With the very strong team already in place, the Maison is in good hands to open a successful new chapter of its rich history.”

Andrew Holmes, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of dunhill, will act as CEO ad interim, effective immediately. He will report to Philippe Fortunato, CEO of Fashion & Accessories Maisons at Richemont.