- Huw Hughes
Balmain has appointed Jean-Jacques Guével as its new CEO, effective
The news comes after the Paris label announced earlier this month
previous CEO Massimo Piombini would depart for personal reasons after two
years at the helm of the company.
In his new role, Guével will be tasked with supporting the expansion of
the French luxury fashion house, developing its accessories lines, and
further accelerating its international growth.
A graduate of HEC Business School and Sciences Po Paris, Guével has
spent the last three years as CEO of French label Zadig et Voltaire. Prior
to that, he worked at Louis Vuitton and held executive positions at Céline
and the LVMH Fashion Group Division.
Commenting on the news in a release, Guével said: “Like everyone else in
the fashion world, I have been impressed with the remarkable growth of
Balmain over the past few years. Since the day that he stepped into the
role of creative director, Olivier Rousteing has managed to build upon the
singular heritage and savoir-faire of the 75-year-old house – while, at the
same time, always knowing how to best respond to the needs and desires of
the new and diverse generation that he is a part of.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with him and the rest of the
Balmain team, as we build upon that unique vision to fully realize
Balmain’s outstanding potential for future growth.”
Photo courtesy of the brand