Harry Winston Diamond Corporation has announced the appointment of Frederic de Narp as President and CEO of Harry Winston, Inc., its New York-based jewelry and watch subsidiary, effective January 4, 2010. Mr. de Narp previously served as President and CEO of Cartier North America. He succeeds Tom O’Neill who led Harry Winston, Inc. over the last 5 years. Mr. de Narp joined Cartier in 1991, and was named president and CEO of Cartier North America in 2005.
Mr. de Narp’s career in luxury retail began 18 years ago at Cartier in Japan. Over the course of almost 20 years, his climb through the executive ranks at Cartier took him to Tokyo, Switzerland, Italy and Greece, and in 2005 he moved to New York to oversee Cartier North America.
Harry Winston Chairman and CEO Robert Gannicott said “We are delighted that Frederic will be joining Harry Winston, Inc. He has an innate ability for understanding the luxury consumer’s needs in the United States and globally. Frederic brings high energy as well as a clear vision of the relevance of luxury and jewelry to the modern world. His industry expertise, combined with our company’s unrivalled position in the market, will play an integral role in the development and growth of the Harry Winston business and brand internationally.”