AUDEMARS PIGUET APPOINTS ILARIA RESTA AS NEW CEO
Following an extensive global search, Audemars Piguet is pleased to announce that Ilaria Resta will be joining the company in August 2023 and, after a brief transition period, will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer on January 1st, 2024.
Ms. Resta will replace long-time CEO François-Henry Bennahmias, who previously announced his intention to leave the company after almost 30 years with Audemars Piguet. Mr. Bennahmias will remain fully engaged until the end of 2023 to handle a seamless and orderly transition of leadership with the next CEO.
Ms. Resta is a joint Swiss-Italian national and resides near Geneva, Switzerland. She brings over 26 years of international experience in leading major divisions of highly respected companies, most recently serving as President, Global Perfumery & Ingredients at Firmenich. Prior to joining Firmenich, Ms. Resta worked for Procter & Gamble for over two decades with senior roles in its European and US headquarters, where she built iconic global brands.
“We are delighted to welcome Ms. Resta as our new Chief Executive Officer. A visionary leader with a passion for craftsmanship, Ilaria will take Audemars Piguet into the future as we continue to develop our brand, blend tradition with innovation, and strengthen our direct connection to clients. Her proven record of delivering results through a clear strategic thinking based on deep consumer insights will keep AP’s legacy relevant for generations to come and ensure long lasting growth. Ilaria’s belief in the empowerment of teams and her accomplishments as an inspirational leader in corporate sustainability fully align with Audemars Piguet’s long-standing values as an independent family-owned company. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to thank François for his three decades of service. His transformational leadership has been essential in building the success story AP is today. We are grateful for his indelible contribution and his commitment to stay until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.” – Alessandro Bogliolo, Chairman of Audemars Piguet