François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering - the Italian fashion house which owns Bottega Veneta, recently told the Business of Fashion that “Lahrs's outstanding experience and extensive knowledge of the luxury market will be crucial in the management of the exceptional fashion house that Bottega Veneta is.”
Lahrs, who will report directly to Pinault, stepped down as CEO of Hugo Boss back in February. Prior to that, he held senior positions at some of the most prestigious luxury brands in the world, including Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Couture.
But this is not a flash of bad luck for the previous CEO, Carlo Alberto Beretta, who has been promoted to the role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering, tasked with building a "profitable customer culture" for each Kering brand.
“I wanted to give our maisons exceptional support and expertise in what is their main challenge in the years to come: the ability to meet their customers’ needs and fulfil their desires," said Pinault of Beretta's appointment.
After a fantastic 50 years, we eagerly anticipate what’s to come.