Rolex names Jean-Frédéric Dufour new CEO beginning in June

On Thursday, during a general company meeting, Rolex announced that Jean-Frédéric Dufour will take over as the Swiss watchmaker’s new CEO on June 17. 

In a statement, Rolex’s board of directors stated, "Mr. Jean-Frédéric Dufour will take office as Chief Executive Officer on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, on the date that our ordinary general assembly is held."

Jean-Frédéric Dufour

Gian Riccardo Marini, Rolex’s current CEO, will concurrently be appointed to the board, according to the statement.

Rolex announced the nomination of Jean-Frédéric Dufour, the former CEO of the LVMH-owned watch brand Zenith, in April 2014. But the date of his appointment was not yet known. 

Dominique Muret (with AFP)
 

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