Sowind Group Appoints New CEO

Michele Sofisti has been appointed the new CEO of Sowind
Group, the Swiss watchmaker whose brands include Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD, it was announced Aug. 18.

Sowind Group was acquired
by luxury conglomerate PPR on July 6.

Sofisti will be aided by Stefano Macaluso, managing director
for Girard-Perregaux, and Massimo Macaluso, managing director for JEANRICHARD and the Manufacture.

Sofisti will
continue to serve as chief executive officer of Gucci Group Watches and
Jewellery. Sofisti joined Gucci Group in 2009.