Kering has announced the appointment of Francesca Bellettini, CEO of Saint Laurent, and Carlo Alberto Beretta, CEO of Bottega Veneta, as new members of its Executive Committee, effective immediately.
The company said that their appointment illustrates the increasing role of Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta in the group’s growth and the group will thus benefit further from Francesca Bellettini’s and Carlo Alberto Beretta’s expertise in the luxury world. Kering’s executive committee now consists of 12 members.
An Italian national, Francesca Bellettini started her career in London as an investment banker, working at Goldman Sachs International, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Compass Partners International. In 1999, she joined the Prada Group in the planning and new business development division, and was appointed operations manager of Helmut Lang in 2002.
Bellettini joined the Kering Group in 2003 as strategic planning director and associate worldwide merchandising director of Gucci. In November 2008, she was appointed worldwide merchandising director of Bottega Veneta and then promoted to worldwide merchandising and communications director in November 2010. In September 2013, she was appointed chief executive officer of Saint Laurent. Francesca Bellettini holds a degree from Bocconi University in Milan.
Carlo Alberto Beretta, an Italian national, started his career in 1993 at the Italian department store La Rinascente as a senior buyer. He spent over seven years there, concluding his experience as divisional merchandising manager for menswear. He was then appointed menswear brand manager at Valentino. In 2003, he joined Ermenegildo Zegna, where he spent 11 years, starting as senior merchandising manager, then being appointed retail development director. In January 2015, he was appointed chief executive officer of Bottega Veneta.