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Andrea Guerra joins Coach board

By Danielle Wightman-Stone


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American fashion accessories and apparel label Coach has appointed Andrea Guerra, the former chief executive officer of Luxottica Group SpA, to its board of directors, bringing its membership to nine.

Victor Luis, chief executive officer of Coach, Inc., said: “We are extremely pleased that Andrea Guerra has agreed to join our Board. As Coach continues its transformation into a modern luxury lifestyle brand, Andrea's extensive exposure to a wide variety of best-in-class brands and his broad retail and international experience will prove valuable to our team."

Guerra served as CEO of the Italian eyewear company Luxottica for ten years, from 2004 to 2014. Prior to that, he was CEO at leading Italian white goods manufacturer Merloni Elettrodomestici. In December last year, he was appointed senior strategic advisor for business, finance and industry to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Commenting on his appointment, Guerra added: “I am excited to be joining the Board of Directors of one of the most respected brands in the world. I look forward to supporting Coach and its strategies to transform into a leading luxury lifestyle brand.”

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