Safilo Appoints Marc Schulte As Head Of Global Travel Retail

Marc Schulte will focus on strengthening Safilo’s position in Asia, while continuing to accelerate growth in EMEA and the Americas

Marc Schulte

Marc Schulte, Head of Global Travel Retail, Safilo

Safilo Group has announced the appointment of Marc Schulte as new Head of Global Travel Retail, effective May 17, 2015.

Marc Schulte has 14 years of professional experience at the L’Oréal Group, where he mastered several retail channels globally, and has led as General Manager L’Oréal Luxe in Mexico since 2008, guiding significant turnaround and best practices. In his new role Marc will report to Henri Blomqvist, Global Commercial Director, and will be based in Italy at Safilo Group Headquarters, coordinating worldwide areas with specific focus on strengthening Safilo’s position in Asia, while continuing to accelerate growth in EMEA and the Americas.

Commenting on the appointment, Henri Blomqvist said, “We are thrilled that Marc is joining our Group. He brings with him a unique combination of broad business experience as a General Manager, and deep change management knowledge. Our commercial strategy is based on a quality driven policy with zero tolerance guidance and we need people with the clarity and the strength that Marc demonstrates. He has a long-term vision that perfectly matches the philosophy of our recently presented 2020 Plan in which GTR plays a key development role. This is another significant progress towards Safilo’s goals and ambitions to secure our continued success further. I have no doubt that our team and clients will benefit from Marc’s leadership.”

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