Giorgio Presca to join British footwear brand Clarks as new CEO.
The new shoemaker. The Italian executive Giorgio Presca, former head of Golden Goose, will become CEO of the British footwear
brand Clarks in March. He replaces Mike Shearwood, who resigned last year following allegations of inappropriate behavior. Giorgio Presca has the reputation of a turn around expert. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. He headed Geox for 4 years and had senior leadership positions at Diesel, VF Corp and Levi Strauss.
Clarks has hired Giorgio Presca to take on the role of chief executive, six months after Mike Shearwood stepped down following an complaints about his conduct.
The British footwear retailer said Presca will be responsible for all operational, financial and commercial aspects of the business and will lead the Clarks strategy with the executive committee.
About Clarks :
From contemporary looks inspired by the catwalk to the shoemaker’s craft, perfected over time, one name says it all: Clarks. As the world number one in ‘everyday footwear’, we design, innovate, manufacture and sell more than 50 million pairs of shoes every year.
Founded in 1825 by brothers Cyrus and James, Clarks is still a privately owned business and based in our birthplace of Street, Somerset, UK. Today we are a global business, selling shoes in over 35 countries around the world.
While we continue to grow and innovate, we never lose sight of the values that have made us the business we are today – treating our customers, partners, suppliers and each other with honesty, integrity and respect.