- Dale Arden Chong
As the new year approaches, Marni is shifting its leadership. It was
announced on Nov. 26 that he Italian brand’s chief executive officer,
Stefano Biondo, is exiting the luxury label along with its parent company,
OTB. Barbara Càlo, who will be the brand’s general manager, will succeed
him. She will report to the OTB ceo Ubaldo Minelli.
Previously the chief brand officer at the Italian eyewear company
Safilo, Biondo joined the Marni team in May 2018 as part of the new
organization of the brand’s global management structure. He reported to
OTB, which also owns Diesel, Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, and other labels,
took full ownership of the Italian brand in 2015 after Marni founder
Consuelo Castiglioni’s exit. Since then her successor, Francesco Risso, has
been acting as creative director.
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