Kering has announced appointment of Carlo Alberto Beretta as Chief Executive Officer of Bottega Veneta, effective January 7, 2015. Carlo Alberto Beretta has an extensive experience in the luxury industry. He will report to Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Kering ‘Luxury - Couture & Leather Goods’ division, who will keep the role of President of Bottega Veneta in order to assure smooth transition.
On the new appointment, Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Kering ‘Luxury - Couture & Leather Goods’ division and President of Bottega Veneta, said “We are delighted to welcome Carlo Alberto Beretta to Bottega Veneta and Kering. I am confident he has the skills and experience necessary to build on the work done so far and to continue supporting the growth of the brand globally.”
Carlo Alberto Beretta, an Italian national, started his career in 1993 at the Italian Department Store La Rinascente as senior buyer. He spent over 7 years there, concluding his experience as divisional merchandising manager for menswear. He was then appointed menswear brand manager at Valentino. In 2003, Carlo Alberto joined Ermenegildo Zegna, where he spent the last 11 years, starting as senior merchandising director, then moving to store planning and retail merchandising before being appointed as retail development director.