Audemars Piguet Appoints Patrick Ottomani as New CEO for North America
An exceptionally desired brand among extravagance watch devotees for its religion most loved Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet has recently appointed Patrick Ottomani as the new CEO for North America, demonstrating that the brand is expecting to become more in vogue inside the United States and stretch out its appeal to a more extensive crowd past no-nonsense gatherers.
Not from the World of Watches
AP North America’s new Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Ottomani doesn’t come from the watch world curiously enough, yet was previously CEO of Berluti, the super luxury Parisian shoe brand set up in 1895, whose acclaimed customers throughout the years have included everybody from Marcel Proust and the Duke of Windsor, to Andy Warhol and Jeremy Irons. Audemars Piguet fans incorporate Jay-Z, LeBron James, Patrick Dempsey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg, and Tom Cruise.
Now situated in Audemars’ New York City office, Ottomani replaces Antonio Seward and reports straightforwardly to Yves Meylan, AP’s Chief Commercial Officer, in Le Brassus, Switzerland. Before Berluti, Ottomani served residencies in the extravagance friendliness industry as indicated by AP. He joined Berluti as Chief Executive Officer in 1993, when LVMH gained the brand, and later filled in as U.S. Overseeing Director of Berluti USA, where he dispatched the brand in the United States in 2005, and stayed with the company until a year ago.
Since LVMH claims a modest bunch of extravagance watch brands including Zenith, Hublot, and TAG Heuer, we can infer that Ottomani may have come into contact with that side of the business and perhaps took an interest in some joint showcasing techniques which may work well for him in his new capacity.
Joining a Family-Owned Company
“After numerous years spent at a brand thought about an innovator in its class, I am exceptionally happy to join a family-possessed company with a similarly regarded notoriety,” Ottomani said in an explanation. “Audemars Piguet is one of only a handful few makers in the watch business today committed to the essential estimations of craftsmanship. Joining the group isn’t just an honor, yet additionally presents an awesome chance to be a piece of a family.”
AP’s Switzerland-based Global CEO François-Henry Bennahmias stays the man in full charge. In 2006 when he was North America CEO, he commissioned Jay-Z to plan his own Royal Oak Offshore; and in 2013, he did likewise with LeBron James – projects that were clearly met with approval since he later found the top work.