COMINGS AND GOINGS
>>?Roger Dubuis, the Geneva-based watchmaker, has named Jorge Puentes brand president of Roger Dubuis North America and Mexico.
Tristan Boyer de Bouillane
>>?Tristan Boyer de Bouillane has been named general manager at Swiss watch brand Perrelet. He was the Asia Pacific sales director for Breitling.
>>?Lugano Diamonds in Newport Beach, Calif., has named Tami Cook its chief financial officer.
>>?Signet Jewelers promoted Lynn Ahlers to the new role of vice president of total rewards, and Jody Wolf to vice president of business support services.
>>?The Doneger Group has named Roberto Ramos senior vice president of global strategy and communications. Ramos is the cofounder of creative agency Vox Collective.
>>?Steven P. Murphy left his position as CEO of Christie’s at the end of December. Current chairman Patricia Barbizet will take over as CEO.
>>?MJSA has elected Ann Arnold to be the new chair of its board of directors. She is chief strategy officer at the Buyers Intelligence Group.
>>?Michele Sofisti has left his position as CEO of Gucci Watches and Jewelry. Gucci president and CEO Patrizio di Marco will serve as acting CEO.
>>?German jewelry and watch trade show Inhorgenta Munich named Stefanie Mändlein its new exhibition director. She replaces Renate Wittgenstein, who remains as an adviser.
>>?The Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association has named Prakash Mehta of Interings Inc., president; Ashok Sancheti of Pioneer Gems, vice president; Nilesh Sheth of Nice Diamonds, secretary; Sourabh Lashkery of Gemorex International, treasurer; and Rayaz Takat of Takat Gems USA, joint secretary.
>>?Stéphane Linder has resigned as the president and CEO of TAG Heuer. Jean-Claude Biver, who heads parent company LVMH’s watch division, will act as interim CEO.
>>?Former Signet Jewelers CEO Michael W. Barnes is now chairman and CEO of Francesca’s, a 538-store chain of boutiques that features apparel, jewelry, and accessories.
>>?Movado named Jo An Lawson its first wearables director. She formerly worked with Apple as director of global retail marketing and brand experience.
>>?The Diamond Empowerment Fund has introduced DiamondsDoGood.com, a website to show the positive role diamonds play in local communities. The site was built in partnership with Condé Nast Media Group.