The French premium fashion brand Marithé + Francois Girbaud has appointed Laurent Frèrebaut its new Managing Director. In his new role, Frèrebaut will be in charge of the recently created entity M+FG Services and be responsible for the global development of the brand. His responsibilities also include overseeing the main functions of the brand, notably license development and management, technical assistance, studio, communication and marketing. Each of these functions will report to Frèrebaut directly. In addition, Frèrebaut will head up a Board to determine brand strategy and report directly to the brand founders, Marithé and Francois Girbaud.

—Melanie Gropler