08 FEB 2013
Mr Fornas is currently Joint Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Richemont and is a member of its Group Management Committee. Mr Fornas was Chief Executive of Cartier from 2002 to 2012 and first joined that Maison in 1994.
With effect from 1 April 2013, Mr Fornas will become Co-Chief Executive Officer of Richemont. Mr Richard Lepeu will also become Co-Chief Executive Officer of Richemont from that date.
Mr Fornas has been nominated for election to the Board of Directors at the Company’s Annual General Meeting, to be held on 12 September 2013. His appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders at that meeting. Mr Fornas will serve as an executive director.
Richemont owns a portfolio of leading international brands or ‘Maisons’, which are managed independently of one another, recognising their individuality and uniqueness. The businesses operate in five areas: Jewellery Maisons, being Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels; Specialist watchmakers, being A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis and Vacheron Constantin, as well as the Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry joint venture; Montblanc Maison; and Other businesses, which include Alfred Dunhill, Chloé, Lancel and Net-a-Porter as well as other smaller Maisons and watch component manufacturing activities for third parties. For more information, please visit www.richemont.com.