Liberty London has appointed Adil Mehboob Khan (former Luxottica Group boss) as its new chief executive officer.
Mehboob Khan, prior to leading the Italian eye-wear giant, was the chief executive of Wella for 4 years and vice-president at Procter & Gamble for 6 years.
Liberty has been without a senior executive at its helm since the departure of former managing director Ed Burstell in October 2016. Mehboob Khan says that very few companies (if any) can match up to Liberty London’s “rich and storied heritage”.
“With its landmark central London store, unique fabrics business and exclusive Liberty London collection, this national icon has significant global potential. I am thrilled to join at such an exciting time” adds Khan.
Marco Capello, the chairman of Liberty London and managing partner of BlueGem Capital Partners says “We have been searching for an individual of Adil’s calibre for some time and are excited to welcome a person with broad experience across beauty, brand and retail to drive us to the next level.”