Chanel chief operating officer John Galantic to depart
Chanel Inc. on Monday announced the departure of long-serving executive John Galantic from his role as chief operating officer at the famed French fashion house. He remains at his post until June 30, as per a WWD report.
Galantic joined in 2006 as president and chief operating officer of Chanel Inc, focusing on the company's U.S. operations. He later took on additional global leadership roles in 2017, where he implemented and helmed the company's 'Integrated Platform' team, now call 'Global Digital Services'. In partnership with Bruno Menard, Galantic was tasked with growing Chanel.com, as well as the company’s digital initiatives.
At Chanel, the American executive also led sustainability and social commitment teams through initiatives such as Sunrun, the launch of Chanel Community, and the Racial Justice Fund.
Prior to Chanel, Galantic was president at Coty US LLC and president for Coty Beauty LLC.
The news of Galantic’s resignation was first revealed internally last Wednesday, via an internal memo obtained by WWD.
“During his time with Chanel, John Galantic has built the brand and the business of Chanel Inc. into a true powerhouse. In 2017, he additionally took on a global leadership role to establish and oversee the Global Digital Services (GDS) to grow our Chanel.com and digital capabilities," said a Chanel spokeswoman, who confirmed the leaked resignation on Monday.
"Under his leadership, Chanel Inc. pioneered a transformational client centric model, increasing Chanel’s owned distribution and elevating client experience as well as profitability, growing the business in all categories.”
The spokeswoman added that a search for Galantic's successor is underway.
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