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Buccellati CEO to Step Down

MajorsFeb 07, 2024

Buccellati CEO to Step Down

Gianluca Brozzetti will pass the reins to Van Cleef & Arpels executive Nicolas Luchsinger.

Buccellati Opera Galileo pendants
A pair of “Opera Galileo” pendants by Buccellati. The Milanese jeweler has named a new CEO.
Milan—Buccellati CEO Gianluca Brozzetti will step down from his role this April.

Brozzetti will transition to executive vice president and remain a board director in Buccellati Holding Italia S.p.A, the owner of Buccellati, which was acquired by Richemont in 2019.

He has led the Italian jeweler for 10 years, guiding the company through that acquisition.

He played “a crucial role in developing the maison as a much larger jewelry and silver worldwide player,” said the company.

Buccellati did not share a reason for his transition.

Nicolas Luchsinger, currently the president of Asia Pacific at Van Cleef & Arpels, will step into the CEO role on April 2.

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He has worked with Van Cleef & Arpels for 17 years in various roles at its headquarters and at the market level, including retailer director and heritage director.

Prior to that, Luchsinger worked at Christie’s for nearly 10 years.

Brozzetti will help to facilitate the transition and remain responsible for manufacturing expansion and consolidation. 

He will also continue to be the company’s representative in industry associations and in its partnership with Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana, a Milan-based jewelry school. 

“Buccellati is thankful to Gianluca for the passionate leadership with which he has led the maison so far,” said the company.

The Milan-based jeweler was founded in 1919 by the late Mario Buccellati. Though fully owned by Richemont, the Buccellati family still has a presence in the company’s management.

Lenore Fedowis the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry.

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