Swarovski Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

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Swarovski has appointed David Wielemans as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective April 2023. David Wielemans will also join the Swarovski Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Alexis Nasard. Mr. Wielemans will be based in Männedorf, Switzerland. In this role, Mr. Wielemans will succeed the current Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Frederik Westring, who will leave Swarovski at the end of June to pursue other interests. Until then, Mr. Westring will continue to lead Special Projects and report to Chief Executive Officer Alexis Nasard.

Swarovski’s new CFO David Wielemans
The appointment is another step in the company’s transformation and represents another stage in Swarovski’s beautifying journey.

David Wielemans is a seasoned financial professional with extensive luxury and retail experience and financial expertise. Originally from Essilor/Luxottica, he was most recently Co-CFO of EssilorLuxottica Group and Group CFO of Essilor International.

David Wielemans holds a master’s degree in Finance and Accounting (DECF) from CNAM (National School of Arts and Crafts) in Paris.

Alexis Nasard, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of this diverse and experienced executive. The breadth and depth of his expertise is a perfect fit with Swarovski’s LUXignite strategy and will be a key asset as we continue our luxury The key to branding your journey for sustainable profitable growth.

Everyone at Swarovski and I would like to thank Frederik Westring for his contributions to the company over the past six years. He has been a key figure in shaping our new strategy and strengthening our performance.”

Commenting on his appointment, David Wielemans said: “I am delighted to be joining Swarovski. The combination of the iconic brand, fashion and retail expertise, and extensive manufacturing expertise make Swarovski unique. I look forward to working with Alexis and all Swarovski Together, we will contribute to the success of the LUXignite strategy and solidify our solid financial position.”

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