The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) has announced its president and CEO, Fabienne Lupo, has resigned from the position after 15 years.
Emmanuel Perrin, member of the management board of the FHH, will assume Lupo’s responsibilities on an interim basis.
In a statement, Lupo said: “After 15 years of an exciting and passionate journey, which has recently reached new heights through the creation of a second watch fair in Geneva in collaboration with new partner brands, it is time for me to develop new projects.
“I leave the Foundation knowing it is more sounder than ever before, thanks to the unwavering support of its founders and partner brands.”
In April, Lupo and FHH revealed the launch of a new watch fair, with five luxury watch brands, being involved, which include Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Chopard and Tudor, which will be held alongside Watches and Wonders Geneva.
She said: “Watches and Wonders has become a truly global ecosystem, both physically and digitally, offering events around the world. Moreover and most importantly, Watches and Wonders is the reference in fine watchmaking fairs for the entire international watchmaking community (professionals, media, collectors and final clients), allowing Geneva to affirm its position as a cornerstone for Swiss watchmaking.”
Perrin added: “The FHH sincerely thanks Fabienne Lupo for her 15 years of engagement, commending the remarkable work she has done to secure the endurance and development of the Foundation. Fabienne has made Watches & Wonders the key meeting point for exceptional savoir-faire, creation, and innovation of the finest watchmakers.”