Swiss luxury goods company Richemont has announced the resignation of Marty Wikstrom, the chief executive officer of its fashion and accessories business.

Wikstrom has overseen the strategic development of six of Richemont's brands, including Alfred Dunhill, Azzedine Alaïa, Chloé and Lancel.

She will continue to serve as a non-executive director until the shareholders' meeting on 12 September. 

The company, owner of Alfred Dunhill, Chloé and Net-a-Porter, last week reported a 30% increase in full-year profit to reach EUR2bn (US$2.57bn), driven by favourable exchange rates and higher sales.

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Compagnie Financière Richemont SA announces the resignation of Marty Wikstrom from her role as Chief Executive Officer of Richemont Fashion and Accessories with immediate effect.

She will continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA until the shareholders meeting to be held on 12 September 2013.

Ms Wikstrom was first appointed to the Board in 2005 and served as a Non-Executive Director until 2009. In 2009, she became an Executive Director upon her appointment as
Chief Executive Officer of Richemont Fashion and Accessories.

In that role, she has overseen the strategic development of six of Richemont's Maisons, including Alfred Dunhill, Azzedine Alaia, Chloé and Lancel. Since 2009, Ms Wikstrom has also served as a member of the Chairman's Committee and the Group Management Committee. She steps down from those Committees.

The Board of Directors would like to thank Ms Wikstrom for her many contributions to the Group, transitioning the fashion and accessories businesses and positioning them for further prosperous growth.

Further details regarding the Board of Directors may be found on the Group's website at:
http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/corporate-governance/board-of-cfr-sa.html

Original source: http://www.richemont.com/files/press/company_announcement_17052013_92dhv73.pdf