Romanian heads luxury fashion brand’s North American operations

Romanian Julian Balea is the managing director of the North American operations of the luxury apparel and fashion brand Stefano Ricci starting this July, Profit.ro reported.

He previously worked as director of sales for the same region. Balea, who joined the company in 2000, will be coordinating the company’s business from Miami.

From his new post, he will manage the company’s retail sales, deal with its distribution center and implement new procedures to support a better evolution of both retail and wholesale sales. He will also deal with the brand’s expansion in Central and South America, Ziarul Financiar reported.

After graduating from the Transylvania University in Brasov, he left Romania in 1995 to study engineering in Colorado.

Italian company Stefano Ricci was established in 1972 as a luxury ties manufacturer. Its fashion division now offers a range of menswear, accessories, jewelry and fragrances. Its Luxury Yacht Division designs bespoke interiors for yachts. The brand has a turnover of over EUR 100 million yearly and around 30 stores in cities such as London, Paris, Moscow, Milan or Kiev.

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(Photo: Julian Balea on LinkedIn)

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