Jimmy Choo's management team brings together some of the best talent in the industry. Drawing on experience across regions and functions, it is our highly experienced team which forms the backbone of the business.
Mr. Bernon has been President of Jimmy Choo Japan since 2011, following the Jimmy Choo buyout of Bluebell. Mr. Bernon joined Bluebell Japan as a Brand Manager and Business Development Manager in 2003 where he worked on the Jimmy Choo brand, amongst others. Prior to his position at Bluebell, Mr. Bernon was the owner and operator of an import and export company. Mr. Bernon has a Master’s degree from Hull University. He is currently based in Jimmy Choo's Tokyo office.
Ms. Bernsen has been the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Jimmy Choo since 2011. She joined Jimmy Choo in 2003 to establish the group’s human resources capabilities. Over the past 11 years, Ms. Bernsen has continued to oversee Jimmy Choo's human resources function as it has expanded to cover 16 countries globally. Prior to her role at Jimmy Choo, Ms. Bernsen held various positions in the advertising industry, most recently at Ogilvy & Mather. Ms. Bernsen was educated in Denmark and France, and is currently based in Jimmy Choo's London head office.
Ms. Choi has been the Creative Director of Jimmy Choo since Jimmy Choo's inception in 1996. Prior to the founding of Jimmy Choo, Ms. Choi attended the prestigious Central Saint Martins School where she studied for a degree in fashion design while apprenticing under her uncle, Mr. Jimmy Choo, OBE. Ms. Choi eventually ended her studies to devote herself full-time to the design and management of the Cinderella studio. Since the founding of Jimmy Choo, Ms. Choi’s fashion insight, combined with the skills she refined as a bespoke shoemaker, created a collection that made couture quality available at retail, with the first Jimmy Choo store opening on Motcomb Street, London in 1996. Ms. Choi is currently based in Jimmy Choo's London head office.
Ms. Colman began her career with Jimmy Choo in 1996 as a store manager of Jimmy Choo's first boutique on Motcomb Street in London SW1. In 2003, Ms. Colman was appointed to become European Retail Director of Jimmy Choo. Ms. Colman was subsequently promoted to President, European Retail and E-Commerce in 2008, and in 2011 she assumed the additional title of Director of the EMEA Wholesale and Franchise business. Ms. Colman is based between the Jimmy Choo head office in London and the commercial office in Milan.
Ms. Gers joined Jimmy Choo in 2011 to oversee the Public Relations, Brand Communication and Visual Merchandising functions. Ms. Gers has spent the majority of her career working in marketing communications for the luxury sector. Her previous experience includes positions at Guerlain, The Movado Group, Baccarat and Salvatore Ferragamo. Ms. Gers is a graduate of Cornell University and is currently based in Jimmy Choo's London head office.
Ms. Golesic joined Jimmy Choo in April 2016 as President, USA and Canada. She has over 20 years' experience in the fashion industry and has held executive positions at global luxury brands such as Canada Goose, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren prior to joining Jimmy Choo. Ms Golesic is based in the Jimmy Choo New York office.
Mr. Porta originally joined Jimmy Choo in 2008 as Head of Merchandising, working on the Jimmy Choo accessory categories before also taking responsibility for the shoe category. Mr. Porta was subsequently promoted to Director of Merchandising in 2012. Mr. Porta left Jimmy Choo in December 2012 to pursue an opportunity with Christian Dior before re-joining Jimmy Choo in September 2013 in his current capacity. Mr. Porta is currently based in Jimmy Choo's London head office.
Mr. Savoldi joined Jimmy Choo in September 2011 to head the Customer Services and Supply Chain divisions. Mr. Savoldi has extensive experience within the supply chain industry, including positions during nine years at Gucci Group and four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as a position at Sinv SPA. Mr. Savoldi is a graduate of SDA Bocconi in Milan and is based between Jimmy Choo's London head office and the Studio Luxury offices in Florence.
Ms. Yin joined Jimmy Choo in January 2013 as President, Asia. Prior to joining Jimmy Choo, Ms. Yin spent eight years at IT Asia Pacific Ltd., a subsidiary of iTTIERRE SpA, where she was appointed to Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Ms. Yin has further experience working for Nike and Joyce Boutiques. Ms. Yin graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in Bio-Chemical Engineering and Economics. Ms. Yin is currently based in the Hong Kong office of Jimmy Choo.