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Jimmy Choo appoints Hannah Colman as CEO

Tom Bottomley
02 September 2020

Capri Holdings Limited – owner of Jimmy Choo - has today announced the appointment of Hannah Colman as the luxury British women’s footwear brand’s new chief executive officer.

Reporting to John D. Idol, chairman and CEO of Capri Holdings, Colman has an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the Jimmy Choo brand as one of company’s earliest employees, having joined 24 years ago as store manager in the first boutique on Motcomb Street, London.

From there she went on to serve in a number of roles including, most recently, as president EMEA and global e-commerce. Currently she has been serving as interim CEO and so is well primed for the role.

Sandra Choi, founder and creative director of Jimmy Choo, commented: “Hannah and I have worked together since the start of our fashion luxury house. I couldn’t be happier that she will now lead our company as we continue to grow Jimmy Choo as one of the most important British luxury brands in the world. We share the same vision for the future of this brand that we both love.”

Colman said: “Having been part of the Jimmy Choo team since 1996 I am thrilled to be leading such an iconic British luxury house. Working alongside Sandra over the last few months as interim CEO has been a great experience and it’s a privilege to lead such a talented team who have done an incredible job of steering the brand through the events of this year. I take the responsibility of writing the next chapter of this remarkable luxury house incredibly seriously and couldn’t be more excited by the opportunity.”

Idol added: "Hannah has been instrumental in Jimmy Choo’s growth with her instinctive vision for the brand. She has done an outstanding job leading the business during a highly challenging and unprecedented time. I have every faith that she will continue to lead Jimmy Choo to even greater heights.”

Pierre Denis stepped down as Jimmy Choo’s CEO in February, 2020, after eight years at the helm, to become CEO of Coty.

Capri Holdings Limited, formerly known as Michael Kors Holdings, is also the parent of Michael Kors and Versace.

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