Luxury fashion and retail veteran Geoffroy van Raemdonck will succeed Karen Katz as CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. Katz, who led the implementation of the retailer’s “Digital First” strategy, is stepping down from the roles of President and CEO effective February 12, 2018. Van Raemdonck will work closely with Katz to facilitate the transition process.
Prior to this appointment, van Raemdonck served as Group President for EMEA and Global Travel Retail at Ralph Lauren, where he led the transformation of all Ralph Lauren brands across full- and off-price stores, wholesale and digital. Additionally, van Raemdonck held a variety of positions at St. John Knits International, Inc, Louis Vuitton and at L Brands, Inc. Van Raemdonck began his career at Boston Consulting Group, where he spent nearly a decade developing and implementing growth strategies on behalf of consumer and brand-driven clients.
“We are thrilled to welcome Geoffroy to Neiman Marcus and look forward to extending the company’s positive momentum under his leadership.” said David Kaplan, Chairman of the Board in a statement. “He is a global industry leader and business builder with exceptional vision and energy. The entire board is confident that Geoffroy’s leadership will add significant value to the Company, our partners and our customers.”