Un nouveau CEO pour RJ – Romain Jerome

La Revue des Montres félicite l’arrivée de Marco Tedeschi à la tête de la marque Romain Jerome. S’étant construit une solide expérience au sein du groupe LVMH, Monsieur Tedeschi réunit de grands espoirs pour cette marque alliant audace esthétique et originalité dans son approche horlogère.

Communiqué officiel :

Le Conseil d’administration de RJ-Romain Jerome est particulièrement heureux d’accueillir Marco Tedeschi au poste de CEO. La vaste et solide expérience de Monsieur Tedeschi acquise notamment auprès de Hublot, groupe LVMH, durant près de onze ans, représente un atout majeur pour le développement international de RJ-Romain Jerome. Au sein de Hublot, Marco Tedeschi a débuté sa carrière en 2007 comme Directeur Produit puis Directeur Régional Moyen Orient & Afrique. Il a participé au design des produits les plus emblématiques de la marque et l’a établi dans le top 10 de la région du Moyen-Orient avec une croissance à deux digits 7 années de suite. Monsieur Tedeschi prendra ses fonctions auprès de RJ-Romain Jerome le 15 janvier 2018, à l’occasion du Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

Biographie officielle de Monsieur Tedeschi :

Of Swiss-Italian origins, Marco Tedeschi was born on April 29, 1985, in Geneva- Switzerland where he grew up and attended school in a region labeled as a cradle of Swiss watchmaking. As a child, he went to his father’s jewelry store every Saturday to admire the watches of the biggest Swiss brands, seeking to understand how their mechanical movements work. In 2001, he enrolled at the Technical School of the Vallée de Joux (ETVJ) to train as a microtechnology draftsman, specializing in watchmaking, and acquiring technical professional maturity in the process. Marco spent most of his vacations interning at Franck Muller, where he went through all departments in order to learn the tricks of the trade. In 2004, he received both degrees with honors and entered the Engineering School of Geneva, where he graduated at the age of 22, with a bachelor’s degree in microtechnical, design and surface engineering. In 2006, it was a meeting with Jean-Claude Biver, crucial turning-point for his future, that encouraged him to join Hublot. Marco submitted a project to Biver on an innovative movement he had developed in his spare time while attending engineering school. Satisfied by the young man’s notable accomplishment, Jean-Claude Biver asked Marco to join Hublot beginning 2007 while he was still in engineering school, and appointed him Product Director. As part of his duties, Marco Tedeschi was in charge of watch design, technical studies, prototyping and production. He also handled product interface with the various departments: production, after-sales service, retail, marketing and sales, as well as the legal department. He was also responsible for the management of Hublot’s technical office and contributed to the creation of new product lines such as the Classic Fusion and the King Power, as well as the development of the Unico movement. He also represented the brand in some emerging markets such as Latin America and the Middle East. In May 2011, Marco was named Regional Director of the Middle East and Africa markets, in charge of implementing and developing the brand strategy in this very promising area. He set a marketing strategy tailored specifically for the Arab world by organizing exclusive events and creating the first social media accounts for a luxury watch brand. He also expanded the network of Hublot boutiques in those regions while always choosing the most prestigious locations. In addition to his regional responsibilities, Marco was appointed Creative Manager. As a member of the product creation committee, he collaborated closely with Jean-Claude Biver, LVMH GroupPresident of the Watches Division and Hublot-Chairman of the board, and CEO of Hublot Ricardo Guadalupe on new product designs and setting new trends; his market presence constituted an important asset on the creative side. He was also responsible for the management of special projects related to brand partnerships. On January 15th 2018, on the occasion of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Marco will take on a new role as CEO of the Geneva-based independent brand RJ-Romain Jerome.

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