// Giuseppe Zanotti hires new CEO
// Eugenio Manghi will replace Nicola Brandolese
// Since 2015, Manghi served as chief executive of Betty Blue SpA
Giuseppe Zanotti has appointed Eugenio Manghi as its new chief executive.
Manghi will replace Nicola Brandolese, who left the Italian luxury shoes and accessories retailer for online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter.
Since 2015, Manghi served as chief executive of Betty Blue SpA, the owner of women’s ready-to-wear label Elisabetta Franchi.
Before that, Manghi held several senior roles within the Max Mara group, where he was also the chief executive of the Marella label.
“I’m delighted to join Giuseppe Zanotti’s team,” Manghi said.
“Thanks to his vision and passion, he has made his label a successful player on the international luxury footwear market.
“I believe the brand has all the resources necessary to expand and meet the challenges of the future.”
Giuseppe Zanotti is currently distributed in over 70 countries via a network of nearly 100 monobrand stores and 710 multibrand retailers.
The L Catterton investment fund (an investor in retailers such as Sandro, Maje, Gant, Pepe Jeans and Hackett, holds a 30 per cent stake in Giuseppe Zanotti, which is still run by the eponymous designer and founder.