Sabina Belli, a veteran luxury brands executive, was named CEO of the Pomellato group. Kering Group, the French luxury goods holding company that owns a majority stake in the Italian company, which consists of the luxury jewelry brands Pomellato and Dodo, made the announcement Thursday.
Belli replaces Andrea Morante who will leave the company by the end of the year “after having completed a harmonious handover period with the new CEO, as planned since the acquisition agreement,” Kering said in a statement. She will report to Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering’s Luxury – Watches & Jewellery division.
Belli joined Kering in April 2015 as general manager of the Pomellato brand. “She has a deep knowledge of the luxury sector and of the development of high-end products on an international scale,” Kering said. Previously, she held senior-level positions in the jewelry, wine and spirits, and cosmetics industries. As part of her new role, Kering said she will support Pomellato’s and Dodo’s development and strengthen their positioning globally, Kering said.
“Since she joined, she has demonstrated a deep knowledge of the brands and their organizations. I am confident that her professional background and expertise of the luxury sector will be of great value to the brands’ development,” Bensoussan said in a statement.
Before joining Pomellato, Belli, an Italian national, was a longtime executive with the LVMH Group where she was most recently brand executive VP of Bulgari. She joined LVMH in 1996 where she was international brand director for the Christian Dior Parfums and image and marketing director for LVMH Moët Hennessy; before working as international brand manager for Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin from 2009 to 2012. She began her career in advertising.
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