Fendi lawyer gets an upgrade to head LVMH compliance in Paris

Sergio Marini (in the photo above) has left Fendi’s legal management to former Philip Morris International senior counsel Gabriella Porcelli and has taken on a new role within the LVMH group. In particular, since May 6, Marini has been in charge of the compliance of the largest luxury group in the world from the Paris offices.

In his new role, that of group chief compliance officer, Marini heads a team of 50 professionals located in various group offices around the world and responds directly to Antonio Belloni, general manager, member of the executive committee and of the board of LVMH administration. Its mission will be to supervise the ethics and compliance department, and in particular, data protection.

Marini had been Fendi’s general counsel since 2014. Before moving to the Rome branch of the fashion house, the lawyer was for about 15 years in the legal direction of the Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell. He has been vice president of Ecla (European Company Lawyers Association) since 2010, previously he worked for Edison and Saipem. Marini takes the place of François Gadel, who will retire at the beginning of July.

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