Gucci Group's business development director Isabelle Guichot has had her role extended to include managing the Sergio Rossi shoe and leather goods brand.

Guichot will replace Sergio Rossi's current chief executive Claudio Paulich.

Gucci Group chief executive Robert Polet said in a statement announcing the appointment: "I am sure that [Guichot's] extensive experience in brand development and international luxury retailing will be instrumental in driving profitable growth at Sergio Rossi over the next few years."

Before joining Gucci, the luxury goods division of French retailer PPR SA, at the beginning of the year, Guichot worked for luxury goods group Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA.