JUNE 5-6-7 | 2021
Mondottica International has announced that Founder/CEO Michael Jardine has stepped down from his CEO role, effective since January 1st 2020. The role has been assumed by company CCO, Tony Pessok who joined the Mondottica Group from Perry Ellis International earlier last year.
Jardine will continue as a substantial shareholder and member of the Board of Directors with the title of Founder and Honorary Chairman. He will continue to work from his office at Mondottica’s headquarters in Hong Kong.
“Mondottica was started by me two decades ago and there is a nice symmetry in handing over the reins on the cusp of the new decade to come,” he said in a statement to the press. “We have accomplished much in twenty years….”
Jardine will continue to reside in Hong Kong and remain vitally involved with Mondottica on the Board level, while continuing to focus on his vintage eyewear and vintage brands.
Tony Pessok said, “I am privileged to be able to step into this role and take the reins of running what is an incredible business, none of which would have been possible without Michael’s guidance and, most importantly, without the dedicated hard work that the whole team perform on a daily basis. We have some incredible Brand Partners and a varied portfolio which will allow Mondottica to achieve significant further growth over the coming years, elevating us to even greater prominence in the world of eyewear.”
Jardine and his wife, Lene Hoegh, will also spend the coming years establishing a consultancy focused on the environment and sustainability as it relates to the global eyewear industry.
The Mondottica Group exhibits at Mido 2020 in Pavilion 1 on Booths M23/ M29.