Toulouse-based ready-to-wear firm, Bruno Saint-Hilaire, has a new president since the beginning of the year in the shape of Nicolas Roux.

He succeeds Dominique de la Tournelle who has retired.

Roux has been chief executive at Bruno Saint-Hilaire since 2006 and it appears that he will not be replaced in this post, the choice having been taken to adopt a tight management structure.

Both Roux and de la Tournelle are shareholders in Bruno Saint Hilaire and joined the company at the same time, having overseen the sale of Oxbow to Lafuma.

Private equity firm Activa Capital took a 70% shareholding in Bruno Saint Hilaire in 2008.