Puig Group: José Manuel Albesa replaces Ralph Toledano as head of its fashion division

Spanish beauty and fashion group PUIG has appointed José Manuel Albesa as head of its fashion division. Albesa, currently the group’s Chief Brand Officer, succeeds Ralph Toledano who had held the post for five years. Albesa’s appointment takes effect on April 3.

“We would like to thank Ralph for his dedication during the past five years, and wish him the very best for the future,” the group said in its release.

Puig added that Ana Trias, Brand Vice President Carolina Herrera and Nina Ricci; and Vincent Thilloy, Brand Vice President Paco Rabanne and Jean Paul Gaultier, will report to Albesa.

In other internal moves, Bastien Daguzan joins Puig as General Manager of Paco Rabanne Fashion. Previously, Daguzan was CEO at Lemaire, after working as Development Director at Kris Van Assche.

At Nina Ricci fashion house, Sophie Templier was named General Manager. From 1995 to 2012, Templier built her career with the Richemont Group, as License Manager for Lagerfeld and Deputy General Manager at Chloé. She was later General Product Manager at Sonia Rykiel, before joining Puig in 2014 as Accessories Manager at Nina Ricci.

Emilie Rubinfeld was named President, Carolina Herrera. She joined Carolina Herrera in 2012 as Vice President of Global Marketing & Communications, later becoming the label’s Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Carolina Herrera, she held senior titles at Akris and Giorgio Armani.

José Manuel Albesa, PUIG Head of Fashion Division