British fashion house Burberry has named Jonathan Akeroyd as its new chief executive officer from next April. Akeroyd currently serves as the CEO of Milan-based Gianni Versace.
The 165-year-old group, Burberry had since June been searching for a replacement for Gobbetti, who had sought to elevate Burberry in the luxury sector during his four years at the helm.
He Known for its trench coats and trademark plaid, Burberry said, British national Akeroyd has accelerated growth at Italy's famous fashion house during his five year tenure there.
Gerry Murphy, Chairman, added, keroyd was the right choice to build on the British brand's creative heritage.
Burberry is a British luxury fashion house headquartered in London, England. It currently designs and distributes ready to wear including trench coats, leather goods, fashion accessories, eyewear, fragrances and cosmetics,
Established in 1856, Burberry originally focused on the development of outdoor attire, the house has moved into the high fashion market, developing gabardine, and products made exclusively for the brand.