London (PRWEB UK) 6 September 2013
Temperley London today announces the appointment of Ulrik Garde Due as Chief Executive Officer, who will take over from the company’s long standing co-founder and CEO, Lars von Bennigsen.
Entering into its fourteenth year of business, Temperley London has made the strategic decision to appoint a highly recognized and experienced leader in brand development to continue building Temperley as a leading independent British luxury lifestyle brand.
Ulrik Garde Due has a strong track record of over 20 years in developing luxury brands. He was a key member of the transformational team at Burberry in leading its renaissance, as well as working for Celine (LVMH) in Paris, Tokyo and New York, and most recently as the CEO for Danish luxury jeweller Georg Jensen undergoing a successful brand turnaround.
Ulrik Garde Due says: "I am delighted to be joining the Temperley Brand. Lars and the Team have built a terrific brand platform and when I met Alice I immediately understood her incredible creative acumen. We now need to leverage her talent fully as well as the unique positioning of aspirational, timeless and chic British Lifestyle. With the Team, we will exploit internationally all the great opportunities the Temperley Brand represents."
"This is a very exciting moment for us all - we are delighted to be entering this new era of Temperley with such a well respected executive as our new leader. As a brand, we have been in constant evolution and this is a very exciting part of our development. We are thrilled to welcome Ulrik who has outstanding credentials with the ability and skills to lead our company through the next stages of expansion." Alice Temperley MBE
Lars von Bennigsen, who will remain a major shareholder and on the Temperley Board as an Executive Director says; "I am truly thrilled that we have managed to attract a professional of his calibre to lead our company. I am very proud of what we achieved so far and am very much looking forward to seeing Temperley flourish through the next stages of growth."
“Ulrik is uniquely suited to take on the leadership of Temperley. His experience of working at leading global luxury brands in the core markets of Europe, Asia, and Americas coupled with his expertise in brand development will be invaluable as Temperley enters the next phase of its evolution. We are excited to have him join us at such a critical juncture and are confident that his unique set of skills will help to unlock the full potential of the Temperley brand.” Fabrizio Zappaterra, Chairman