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Capri Holdings Names Cedric Wilmotte, CEO of Michael Kors

"Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE:CPRI), a global fashion luxury group, announced that Mr. Cedric Wilmotte will be appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Michael Kors brand effective April 3, 2023."

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Capri Holdings Names Cedric Wilmotte, CEO of Michael Kors

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Mr. Wilmotte, who is currently Versace's Chief Operating Officer, most recently served as the company's temporary CEO from January to September 2022. Prior to working for Versace, Mr. Wilmotte oversaw the EMEA division of Michael Kors from its creation in 2008 until 2021. Mr. Wilmotte oversaw the tremendous expansion of Michael Kors in the area while serving as President of Michael Kors EMEA. Mr. Wilmotte had significant leadership positions before working for Michael Kors at Marc Jacobs in Paris from 2004 to 2008 and Donna Karan in New York, London, and Milan from 1998 to 2004.

"I am delighted to welcome Cedric back to the Michael Kors team as our new Chief Executive Officer," stated John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings. With years of experience in retail and merchandising, Cedric is a capable leader who has a thorough understanding of the Michael Kors brand and its target market.

"Cedric has demonstrated himself to be a versatile leader within our company, having enjoyed excellent success at both Michael Kors and Versace," Mr. Idol stated. The Board, Michael, and I am sure that Cedric's leadership will greatly benefit the Michael Kors brand and serve to further advance our strategic initiatives. With Cedric's appointment, each of our luxury fashion brands will have three skilled and experienced CEOs.

Cedric shares my vision for the brand, and I'm thrilled to welcome him back to Michael Kors, said Michael Kors, Chief Creative Officer. As we continue to expand our business internationally, I am looking forward to working with him once more.

Cedric Wilmotte declared, "I am thrilled to lead the Michael Kors brand as Chief Executive Officer." "After over 15 years of being a member of the Michael Kors family, I have a special and intimate connection to our company, our team, and our clients. I'm excited to work alongside Michael, the capable leadership group, and all of our cherished staff members worldwide to carry out our strategic vision and spur further expansion.