Biography

Francesca Bellettini

Chief executive officer of Saint Laurent

Francesca Bellettini was appointed CEO of Saint Laurent in September 2013.

She joined the Kering Group in 2003, as strategic planning director and associate worldwide merchandising director of Gucci. In 2008, Ms Bellettini was appointed worldwide merchandising director of Bottega Veneta. She was promoted to worldwide merchandising and communications director for the brand in 2010.

She was previously with the Prada Group, which she joined in 1999 as part of its new business development division, and later became operations manager for Helmut Lang. She began her career in London as an investment banker, working at Goldman Sachs International, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Compass Partners International.

An Italian national, Ms Bellettini earned a degree from Bocconi University in Milan.