Breaking News: Important Management Changes at Swatch Group New CEOs for Longines, Tissot, RADO, Certina, Hamilton, and Union by Robert-Jan Broer June 18, 2020 MIN READBreaking News: Important Management Changes at Swatch Group
This morning, Swatch Group announced important management changes. Per July 1st, there will be new CEOs for Longines, Rado, Union, Tissot, Hamilton, and Certina. Besides that, there will be changes to the executive group management Board and the extended group management board.
Important to note is that all changes are done internally, with existing Swatch Group employees who’ve been working there for many years.
Swatch Group Management Changes
Let’s start with the changes in the management boards of the Swatch Group. Raynald Aeschlimann, CEO of Omega and member of the extended group, has been appointed to the executive group management board (and remains CEO of Omega, of course). Hamilton’s current CEO Sylvain Dolla, will take over as CEO of Tissot and has been appointed to the extended group management board. The current CEO of Tissot, François Thiébaud, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tissot.
Walter von Känel (CEO of Longines), who has been 51 years with the group (we interviewed him here), will retire. He has been elected Honorary Chairman of Longines and will remain chairman of the Longines foundation. Matthias Breschan, who is currently CEO of Rado and a member of the extended group management board, is appointed CEO of Longines.
Hamilton’s new CEO per July 1st will be Vivian Stauffer, the current head of sales. Adrian Bosshard, the CEO of Certina and Union, will be taking over the role of Breschan at Rado. Marc Aellen, VP Sales of Jaquet Droz is appointed CEO of Certina. And last but not least, Franz Linder, CEO of Mido, will also assume the management of Union.
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Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in… read more
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