Simone Mantura has been appointed CEO of GIR+A&F, the company held by Marithé+François Girbaud and by Ferretti Group. The main activities of the company founded 18 month ago include the production of the main designer Marithé+François Girbaud line for men and women worldwide and the Le Jean de Marithé+François Girbaud line for Europe, as well as distribution for both lines.

According to a company’s spokesperson, Mantura has strong organizational and marketing backgrounds in the development of brands such as Balenciaga, Helmut Lang, Dirk Bikkembergs, Calvin Klein collection and Ruffo. His main responsibilities will be to manage the different fields of industry, logistics, sourcing, strategy and distribution.

He is supported by the shareholders of the company, Olivier Bachellerie and Simone Badioli, and the designers in developing the Marithé+François Girbaud brand.

—Maria Cristina Pavarini