The first technological leader of the Genevan group Richemont Jean-Jacques Van Oosten goes after only a few months. The number two in the world of luxury, which launched this post in January, said Thursday for personal reasons.
“We respect the decision of Jean-Jacques Van Oosten”, which took effect Wednesday, said Richemont. The group does not specify immediately if he will be replaced in this function.
The official had arrived last January. The president of the Board of Directors Johann Rupert stated clearly in recent years its willingness to adapt the structure to the new challenges of the digital.
The appointment of M. Van Oosten “Reaffirms the commitment of Richemont to adapt to the demands of the current environment”, he said last year. The oversight body has recently become younger. Same as the new bosses of several watch brands of the group.
On the first six months of the fiscal year 2017/2018 offbeat, Richemont had obtained a net profit increase of 80%. The Group employs a total of more than 28’000 people worldwide, including more than 8,000 in Switzerland.