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Aldo Magada named President-CEO of Zenith

By
Reuters
Published
May 7, 2014

LVMH announces the appointment of Aldo Magada as President-CEO of Zenith. He replaces Jean-Frédéric Dufour who is moving to take up management responsibilities outside the Group. Aldo Magada will take up his new role from 1 July 2014.


Zenith watch

Born in 1958 and a Swiss national, Aldo Magada is married with two children. He is a graduate of both Lausanne University and La Jolla University in San Diego, California. Aldo began his career in sales with Vifor, the over-the-counter pharmaceutical group.

In 1984, he joined the watchmaking industry with Swatch Group, before taking over responsibilities with Piaget and Omega where he was head of product development and marketing director from 1994-98, working alongside Jean-Claude Biver. In 2000, he became President of Gucci Timepieces. Between 2002 and 2009, he managed Technomarine, Reuge and Badollet, before creating his own consulting business. Since 2010, he has been director of international sales and business development at Breitling.

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