New Tiffany CEO: Veteran of Diesel, Sephora, and Bulgari

Tiffany & Co. has chosen Alessandro Bogliolo (pictured), 52, a veteran of fashion brand Diesel and famed jeweler Bulgari, as its new CEO.

His resume includes serving as CEO for Diesel and chief operating officer of Sephora North America. He also spent 16 years at Bulgari, serving as both chief operating officer and executive vice president, jewelry, watches, and accessories.

Bogliolo is not the only Bulgari vet now involved in Tiffany; in January, Bulgari’s former CEO, Francesco Trapani, joined the company’s board as part of an agreement with investor Jana Partners.

Bogliolo replaces Michael Kowalski, who had served as interim CEO following the departure of Frederic Cumanel in January. Kowalski remains chairman, but has indicated he plans to step down from that position.

In a statement, Kowalski hailed his successor for his “well-deserved reputation for creativity and execution” and “team-oriented approach.”

A Wall Street Journal story this week included quotes disparaging Cumenal’s hierarchal management style.

Bogliolo headed Deisel from 2013, aiming to “premiumize” the often-edgy Italian brand. In a move that he seems unlikely to repeat at Tiffany, he launched a marketing campaign that reportedly ended up on dating and porn sites.

“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to lead this remarkable company,” said Bogliolo in a statement. “It is my goal to continue to delight our customers with compelling product offerings, supported by best-in-class operations.”

Bogliolo is the latest in the series of executive changes at Tiffany, which appointed Reed Krakoff as chief creative officer in January and Mark Erceg as chief financial officer in September.

(Image courtesy of Tiffany & Co.)

 

 

JCK News Director


  • JT Curtiss

    So no confirmation that this change is connected to Kowalski’s misapproapriation of Tiffany shareholder funds with his personal political “note” on the grossly unfair (and ultimately rejected by America First POTUS Trump) climate change accord, but I know which way I’ll bet. 🙂

    • lawrencecollins

      Looks that way !

    • chuckles the clown

      All these companies support the Paris agreement and a habitable planet.

      https://www.c2es.org/international/business-support-paris-agreement

      Their CEOs haven’t been replaced.

      By the way, you have misstated his policy. It’s actually Russia First.

      • JT Curtiss

        Toss in Google and you’d have the hat trick of corporate leftism, so yeah anything euroasia-centric and anti-America, they’re in. Clowns too…redundant I guess.

        • chuckles the clown

          Here’s a list of companies that support the Paris agreement. It includes Walmart, Pepsico, General Electric, General Motors, Johnson and Johnson, Citigroup, Berkshire Hathaway, and ExxonMobil.

          https://www.eenews.net/assets/2017/05/26/document_daily_02.pdf

          • JT Curtiss

            Are you familiar with the term “virtue signaling”? ‘Splains a lot.

            Anyone who actually listened to DJT’s presentation after his carefully and seriously deliberated decision to remove America from (one of) the most one-sided “accords” ever foisted upon us by those it would favor, and abetted by the mis- and mal-feasance of our former negotiator-in-chief, knows the truth.

            Now to alter or replace the effort with a legitimate one, whereby all who contribute to pollution will pay to reduce it, and all who profit from it in the meantime will do so fairly and equitably, in the best interests of America, the world, and the planet.

            Failing to do so is to adopt a purely partisan political position for perceived PR value of appealing to that partisanship alone. That’s no way to live a life or run a company, and a catastrophic way to run a country.

          • chuckles the clown

            That’s weird because Secretary of State Rex Tillerson favored staying in the Paris accords. So did the head of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Were they all virtue signaling?

            Former secretaries of state James Baker and Condoleeza Rice also favored staying. It’s hard to call them partisan, since they are both Republicans. Maybe they’re just anti-American. Though they all served their country for a longer time than Trump did. And no ever accused them of conspiring with the Russians.

            It seems that the difference is that the people in favor of staying in Paris are actually successful politicians and business people. Whereas Trump just inherited money, then went bankrupt four times, then acted like a mogul because he played one on TV.

            If Trump really wants to save the U.S. money, maybe he should stop going on vacation all the time, and stop making the Secret Service stay at his hotels so all the money goes into his pocket. If the problem really is the details, then why doesn’t he start new negotiations? Why doesn’t he spell out what is wrong? The fact is, since exiting Paris, Trump hasn’t done one thing to “re-negotiate” it, as he indicated just today. And if this decision halts progress on climate change, the results really will be catastrophic, for our planet, for the world, and for everyone.

          • JT Curtiss

            “…all virtue signaling?” Of a fashion,yes they all are.

            And none of them is President.

            This is a business forum, and business is about money. Progress on climate change? Show it to me. The only thing halted by killing this massive wealth redistribution scam is massive wealth redistribution itself, do you know the numbers? Trump does. That’s what halting unchecked immigration is about too. And the ongoing medical insurance fraud. All at their core just socialist pyramid schemes. But the bilking of America is about to end. That’s what all of the outrage is really all about.

            Follow the money. Always follow the money.

          • chuckles the clown

            So you’re calling all these people insincere in their views — even the Pope?
            Let’s follow the money. And speaking of bilking, let’s talk about the guy who has already funneled an unprecedented amount of taxpayer money to his own properties and pocket. Who had to pay $25 million because he bilked students in the Trump University scam. Who has repeatedly bilked his own vendors. Who, in less than six months, has already proved himself so unethical, the White House ethics advisor resigned because he was so reluctant to follow the existing rules. Who is about to give two Russian compounds, both known as spy nests, back to his buddy Putin.
            We are about to be majorly bilked by a man who has proved himself, time after time, to be a con artist. Sadly, as he himself said, he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his acolytes would still vote for him.

          • JT Curtiss

            As evidenced here, for some it’s about personal hatred of an individual, the parroting of leftist memes and fake news, all in the name of protecting their vested interests. Lifting a piece from NYT is easy, and minions will be minions, but back to the facts and figures re the subject at hand; please provide the actual monetary contributions of the various parties to Paris, what limitations have been placed on them, and what real and concrete benefit has derived to and from each.

            As for the pope being insincere, no he may be the most sincere communist in the world in terms of agitation for wealth and asset redistribution, and the concentration of power accruing to elites.

          • chuckles the clown

            You called what I wrote “fake news.” What did I write that was fake?

            You’re slamming the head of an entire religion, just because he disagrees with Trump? Wow.

            Here are the facts about the Paris agreement, from a nonpartisan fact-checker.

            http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/jun/01/fact-checking-donald-trumps-statement-withdrawing-/

          • JT Curtiss

            I said you parrot fake news and facts.

            You respond with more of the same. Nonpartisan? Dude.

            http://mediatrackers.org/florida/2012/09/06/politifact-parent-tampa-bay-times-scores-pants-on-fire-for-partisan-bias

          • chuckles the clown

            That is about Polifact’s parent; it doesn’t one thing about the feature itself. Can you single out one fake fact that either 1) I printed, or 2) Polifact did? Just one.

          • JT Curtiss

            Every single word. But I’m sure -or at least I hope- that you are sincere.

            Just remember the Costanza mantra…it’s not a lie if *you* believe it.

            That’s a 30 on this thread; sorry Rob, for the extended tangent.

  • Joe

    Sounds like he has the needed experience for the job. Time will tell what he can do. Thanks Rob for the information.