Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, said Tuesday that Stanislas de Quercize has been appointed as president and chief executive officer of the luxury jewelry retailer Van Cleef & Arpels. He will assume his new role in September.
de Quercize has been president and CEO of Cartier North America, also part of Richemont, since 2002. There was no word at press time as to who his replacement will be at Carter.
de Quercize joined Richemont in 1990 and has a broad experience of the luxury goods market, having worked in the Group’s Cartier, Montblanc and Alfred Dunhill subsidiaries.
Michel Patout, acting CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, will hold that position until de Quercize takes up his duties in September. After that, he will continue in his role as its chief financial officer.
Richemont’s portfolio of leading international brands include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Alfred Dunhill and Montblanc as well as the prestigious watch manufacturers Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne and Officine Panerai.
In addition to its luxury goods business, Richemont holds an 18.3% interest in British American Tobacco.