NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER ANNOUNCED BY SWAROVSKI
David Wielemans will take over as CFO of Swarovski beginning in April 2023. David Wielemans will be joining Swarovski’s Executive Committee as a new member, reporting to CEO Alexis Nasard. Mr. Wielemans’ new home base is the Swiss municipality of Männedorf. Mr. Frederik Westring, the current CFO and interim, will be leaving Swarovski at the end of June to pursue other interests, and Mr. Wielemans will be taking over for him. Up until that time, Mr. Westring will remain in charge of overseeing special projects while reporting to Alexis Nasard, the company’s CEO.
David Wielemans has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer at Swarovski.
David Wielemans has been appointed CFO of Swarovski.
This appointment marks the continuation of Swarovski’s march towards a more upscale image.
David Wielemans is an accomplished senior finance professional with extensive background in the luxury and retail sectors and extensive knowledge of related financial topics. He comes to us from his position as Co-CFO of the EssilorLuxottica Group and Group CFO of Essilor International, both of which he held prior to joining our team.
David Wielemans has a DECF in accounting and finance from the CNAM Paris (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers).
“I am thrilled to announce the nomination of this well-rounded and experienced leader,” CEO Alexis Nasard said. “His extensive knowledge and experience are a wonderful fit for Swarovski’s LUXignite strategy, and he will be an invaluable help as we pursue our luxurization journey towards sustainable, profitable development.”
“I, along with everyone at Swarovski, would like to express our sincere appreciation to Frederik Westring for his six years of service to the company. He played a pivotal role in developing our new approach and bolstering our outcomes.”
David Wielemans responded to his hiring by saying, “I’m ecstatic to be joining Swarovski.” Swarovski is one of a kind due to the company’s popular brand, knowledge of the fashion and retail industries, and extensive manufacturing skills. Along with Alexis and the rest of the talented people at Swarovski, I’m excited to contribute to the growth of the LUXignite strategy and the establishment of solid financial foundations.”
Swarovski is known for producing dazzling crystal-based goods of the highest quality and craftsmanship, all with the aim of spreading happiness and honouring uniqueness.
The Austrian company, which has been around since 1895, is known worldwide for its high-quality crystal, gemstones, jewellery, accessories, crystal objects, and Swarovski Created Diamonds and zirconia. More than 18,000 individuals are employed by Swarovski Crystal Business, which operates in more than 2,400 retail locations and 6,700 points of sale in more than 140 countries. The Swarovski Group consists of the Swarovski Crystal Company, Swarovski Optik (makers of optical products), and Tyrolit (makers of abrasives). Swarovski has a long history of maintaining a respectful connection with its community and the natural world. Sustainability assessments throughout the value chain, including an emphasis on circular innovation, championing diversity, inclusion, and self-expression, and the philanthropic work of the Swarovski Foundation, which supports charitable organisations bringing positive environmental and social impact are at the heart of this legacy today.