Yoox Net-a-Porter Group (YNAP) has named Nicola Brandolese the new managing director of Net-a-Porter, alongside four other key appointments.
Brandolese joins from luxury shoe brand Giuseppe Zanotti, where he held the role of CEO. He will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of Net-a-Porter, its global expansion plans and commercial strategy, and will report to the president of YNAP’s luxury division, Alison Loehnis.
Pete Marsden has also joined the group as chief technology officer, responsible for leading YNAP’s global technology team across London and Bologna. He will focus particularly on mobile, personalisation and artificial intelligence (AI). Marsden has held roles at House of Fraser and Asos, where he launched the business in China and Russia.
Assuming the position of global human resources director is former HR leader at Vodafone Paolo Inga. He will “drive [the group’s] focus on people and organisation during a period of international growth and development”, it said.
Thierry Pichon and Alessia Crivelli have also joined the group in two newly created roles: vice-president of global sales, and customer experience and brand and communications director respectively.