The North American Business of Audemars Piguet Has Been Headed By a Woman
The former L'Oréal executive will assume control.
Next week, Audemars Piguet will welcome a new CEO. In addition to overseeing the brand's North American operations, Ginny Wright has been appointed the brand's new CEO. She will also oversee the U.S. and Canada markets, as well as Latin America. As chief commercial officer, Yves Meylan, and global chief executive officer, François-Henry Bennahmias, she will report directly to them. Meylan and Bennahmias will be based in Switzerland, while Wright will be based in New York City.
It had been Patrick Ottomani in charge of North American operations before Wright was appointed. In December, after only a year in his role, the former CEO departed. He was previously the co-clientele director at Berluti from April 2018 to March 2019. Audemars Piguet declined to comment.
After serving as vice president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances at L'Oréal, Wright became president of Kiehl's under L'Oréal in May 2019. She was Ralph Lauren Fragrances' global deputy general manager in January 2017. Between January 2017 and May 2019, she served as Ralph Lauren Fragrances' global deputy general manager.
Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Economics and from ESSEC Business School with an MBA in International Luxury Brand Management.