As you may know, there have been some major shake ups at Richemont lately. George Kerns was announced as the new Head of Watchmaking, Marketing, and Digital and Jerome Lambert was announced as the Head of Operations – both gentlemen getting board seats in the process. In addition, back in February, Richemont announced that Chabi Nouri would be the new CEO of Piaget. This is huge news, not only because it represents a continued change at Richemont, but also because Nouri is one of very few women to hold a global CEO position at any Richemont maison.
Isabelle Guichot was CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels from 1999-2005; and today, the only other female global CEO within the group is Ms. Marianne Romestain, who is in charge of Lancel, a leather goods firm. Nouri first joined Richemont in 1994 at Cartier and worked her way through several different positions at Cartier and later Piaget (with a brief hiatus from 2009 to 2014). She has big plans for Piaget in both the jewelry and watch departments, which will be exciting to watch. In this interview she gets into what it means to be a women at the top of Richemont, her journey to get there, and what Piaget might look like in a few years’ time.