David Chu appointed new CEO of Georg Jensen
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 8, 2013
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Georg Jensen today
announced it has named David Chu Chief Executive Officer of Georg Jensen, the
Danish based luxury silver, jewelry and watch design company and global
Previously, Mr. Chu served as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors as well as
Chief Creative Officer of Georg Jensen. He will continue to serve as a board
member as well as the Chief Creative Officer of the company overseeing the
design direction and strategy for all products.
Mr. Chu commented: "It is an honor to lead this company. I have great respect
for its more than 100 year long tradition of excellence in design and
craftsmanship and look forward to creating new collaborations with designers
and artists. My goal is to bring Georg Jensen to the design conscious
community all over the world."
Mr. Chu founded Nautica, the global lifestyle and clothing brand, in 1983.
Beginning with six outerwear jackets, he expanded the brand to encompass all
lifestyle categories including apparel, accessories, home and fragrance. In
2003 Nautica was sold to VF Corporation. From 2006-2009, Mr. Chu was Chief
Creative Officer of Tumi, the global luggage, travel and accessory brand.
Founded in 1904, Georg Jensen is unique for its history of collaborations with
leading artists and designers of the 20th century, including Henning Koppel,
Johan Rohde and Arne Jacobsen, who are among the masters of 20th century
modernism and Scandinavian design.
About Georg Jensen
Founded in Denmark in 1904, Georg Jensen now has over 100 stores in 12
countries. Originally a silver smith creating exclusive silver hollowware and
jewellery, Georg Jensen now applies its unique design, superior craftsmanship
and outstanding quality to a wide range of gold, silver, platinum and diamond
jewellery, watches, cutlery, hollowware as well as design items for the home
and office. Its pure, elegant, Danish design style is favoured by millions
around the world and is considered one of Denmark's most recognized brands.
SOURCE Georg Jensen
Contact: Pia Hammershoy Splittorff, VP Global PR & Communication, Georg
Jensen, email@example.com, +45 22 43 77 59
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