Mr. Nicolas Baretzki, appointed CEO of Montblanc, effective from April 1st 2017.
Mr. Jérôme Lambert, currently CEO of Montblanc, will be Head of Operations responsible for central and regional services and all Maisons other than jewellery and watchmaking at Richemont.
The Nominations Committee and Board of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA has appointed Mr. Nicolas Baretzki as CEO of Montblanc International, effective on April 1st 2017.
Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc, stated:
“I am very pleased that Nicolas Baretzki becomes the Maison’s CEO.
Mr. Baretzki has played an important role in the successful development of the Maison in the recent years and will be the right person to ensure the continuation of this route.”
Graduated at HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in Paris, France, Nicolas Baretzki started his career at Cartier where he worked in various Marketing and General management functions for 8 years. He then moved to Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2002 as International Sales Director for 12 years. Mr Baretzki joined Montblanc in 2013 as Executive Vice President Sales.
Guided by the pioneering spirit since 1906, Montblanc revolutionized the culture of writing with breakthrough innovations. Today, the Maison continues to push boundaries and evolve the expression of fine craftsmanship across each of its product categories: the pinnacle of luxury writing instruments, timepieces, leather goods, accessories, fragrances and eyewear. With every innovation, Montblanc offers new functionalities and groundbreaking designs imbued with the Maison’s heritage of sophistication and crafted to the highest standards through the skills of its artisans in each of its manufactures whether Hamburg, Germany for its writing instruments, the Swiss Jura in Le Locle and Villeret for its timepieces or Florence, Italy for its leather goods. Reflecting its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from the most pioneering ideas, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, innovation, quality and expression of style. With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment around the world with the creation of wide-ranging initiatives to promote arts and culture in many forms, while honouring the modern day patrons who support the advancement of the arts.