Violeta Andic and Carlos Costa part ways with Mango
Two industry heavyweights are leaving Mango. Violeta Andic, director of the plus-size Violeta label, and operations chief Carlos Costa are stepping down from their roles, a spokesperson for Mango confirmed to FashionNetwork.com. Staff were informed on 23 July.
The woman in charge of the Violeta label since its launch in 2013 has decided to depart for personal reasons. She spent the past 12 years at the Spanish fashion brand, founded in 1984 by her father Nahman Andic and her uncle Isak Andic, who currently holds the role of chairman. Before taking the helm of Violeta, the executive was responsible for special collections between 2008 and 2013. Andic will be replaced by Laura San Martin, currently in charge of the brand’s outlet stores, who has been with the company for more than 15 years.
Meanwhile, Carlos Costa, director of operations and strategy since 2013, is leaving Mango to focus on a personal project. He is also a member of the Mango board of directors, and before joining the clothing label he led the Barcelona office of Boston Consulting Group. His responsibilities as head of operations at Mango included overseeing the areas of logistics, imports and exports, IT systems, human resources, corporate social responsibility and operational strategy. Mango has yet to announce his effective departure date and replacement.
Since the appointment of Toni Ruiz as CEO in October last year, the company chaired by Isak Andic has strengthened its leadership team with several hires. In addition to the arrival of former Privalia executive Josep Barbera as finance director, taking over from Toni Ruiz, Cesar de Vicente has joined as head of retail and David Gutierrez as HR director.
Ahead of the release of its annual report in August, the fashion company has revealed it achieved a 1.8% uplift in sales to 2.23 million euros in 2018. Gross operating profit rose 17% to 135 million euros, underlining the company’s turnaround after three years of falling sales. Mango is emerging from a restructuring plan that was launched six years ago.
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