In an official statement released today, Valentino announced that starting from June 1st, Jacopo Venturini will be joining the Maison assuming the role of CEO.
Venturini will be succeeding Stefano Sassi, who guided the brand from its heritage to contemporary present day and who has been head of the Roman brand since 2006.
“I’m very happy to return for the third time to Valentino, the Italian Maison which represents my first love affair in fashion. Valentino means heritage and future to me, it will be a pleasure working arm in arm with Pierpaolo.“ declared Venturini, in a statement.
As executive vice president of merchandising at Gucci, Jacopo Venturini played a fundamental role in helping to realise the new vision for the Italian fashion house, working closely with creative director Alessandro Michele and his team. In 2018 product and markets were brought together into one single responsibility under Venturini.
Venturini left Kering in October 2019. He had initially joined the Kering-owned brand in 2015 from Valentino, where he held the role of worldwide ready-to-wear collection director and retail image coordinator. Prior to Valentino, Venturini held merchandising positions at Prada.