Jacob & Co announces Chris Del Gatto as CEO

Jacob & Co named Chris Del Gatto as the new CEO of Jacob & Co at BaselWorld 2013.

Founder of the New York City-based brand, Jacob Arabo, will now serve as chairman.

Del Gatto will focus on marketing, long-term growth and opening new global stores. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Circa.

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Speaking about the direction of Jacob & Co, Del Gatto said: "The eyes of the industry are always on BaselWorld. There’s no better place to demonstrate the direction of the brand and what we have planned for the future of Jacob & Co."

The brand was celebrating its 10th year at BaselWorld 2013 and last week announced footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as the face of Jacob & Co.