Anya Hindmarch hires Valentino chief Stefano Sassi


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Accessories brand Anya Hindmarch has bagged itself a new director- one with a luxury pedigree.

Stefano Sassi, the chief executive of Italian fashion house Valentino, has joined the British brand as a director and it is thought he will help advise on its international expansion.

Anya Hindmarch has 58 shops and plans to open more overseas with locations in Asia a focus.

Valentino is owned by Mayhoola for Investments, widely understood to be the investment vehicle for Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser al-Missned – the mother of Qatar’s new emir. 

Mayhoola bought Valentino in 2012 for more than $850m and bought a 38 per cent stake in Anya Hindmarch in the same year.

Mr Sassi has previously worked at Italian textiles group Marzotto, Cerruti Group and consulting firm Bain & Company.