Parsippany, NJ– Italian eyewear company Safilo Group has appointed Henri Blomqvist as new CEO of Safilo North America. He also adds the responsibility for the Group’s Global Sports Commercial Channel, and is a member of the Safilo Group Executive Committee.
He previously served three years as Safilo Group’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“We are delighted to count on Henri as the leader of our core market of North America” comments Luisa Delgado CEO of Safilo Group. “Safilo thrives on our historical strength of product, design and craftsmanship, broad brand portfolio, and close partnership with our highly valued customers. We see tremendous opportunities to further develop our strength in North America, and plan to invest in our go-to-market capabilities and customer care, while enhancing our global brand portfolio”.
Born in Finland, Henri Blomqvist worked 10 years at Procter & Gamble, with experiences in the areas of sales and commercial management on several worldwide brands. He held local and international roles covering a variety of countries, including Nordic, parts of Western Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, South Africa, Korea and Australia.
Among its global brand portfolio news, Safilo has just announced the early renewal of its Jimmy Choo global license agreement to 2023.