Giuseppe Zanotti Names New CEO

Giuseppe Zanotti has tapped Eugenio Manghi as CEO. He succeeds Nicola Brandolese.

Manghi joins the luxury footwear brand from Italian fashion label Elisabetta Franchi, where he served as CEO from 2015. Previously he held several roles at the Max Mara Fashion Group, including as CEO of the Marella brand.

“Thanks to his experience in this role, Eugenio Manghi will bring a great contribution to the innovation of the company and to the growth of the business,” said Giuseppe Zanotti, president and creative director of the footwear brand.

“I’m happy to join Giuseppe Zanotti’s team; thanks to his vision and passion, he’s been able to establish his brand in the international market of luxury footwear,” Manghi said. “I believe the brand possesses all the assets needed to grow and tackle the challenges ahead.”

L Catterton controls 30% of the Giuseppe Zanotti brand, while the remaining, majority stake is in the hands of its founder. The label operates 100 stores worldwide.

A celebrity favorite, Giuseppe Zanotti this year unveiled an exclusive capsule collection designed in collaboration with Rita Ora. Previously, the label worked with Jennifer Lopez and Zayn Malik.

This story was reported by WWD and originally appeared on WWD.com.

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