Basel, 29th April, 2015 – Oettinger Davidoff AG the worldwide leading manufacturer of premium cigars, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, has appointed Italian-born Carlo Motti (46) as Senior Vice President Omni-Channel Retail, effective May 1, 2015. Carlo Motti has spent his entire career in Retail and comes to Oettinger Davidoff with an impressive global experience anchored around 12 years with NIKE Inc from 1996-2008, where he worked his way up from Product Training Manager with NIKE Italy to Retail Marketing Manager EMEA and finally Global Retail Director CEMEA, Emerging Markets and the Distributor network, based in the Netherlands. During that time, he also had a short stint as Global Retail Director at Italian leather goods company Mandarina Duck.
Carlo Motti is joining Oettinger Davidoff AG from Spanish footwear company Camper, where he was Global Retail Director from 2008-2012, based in Spain. Since 2012, he has been President of Camper Americas based in New York, from where he will be relocating to Basel. At Camper, Carlo Motti has also been leading the significant global development of E-commerce and within that the significant “click-and-collect” channel, in addition to overseeing 120 directly operated stores globally. In his most recent position he managed the entire Omni-Channel Retail and wholesale business in the Americas, including 29 directly operated stores. He is a graduate of ISEF in Bologna. In addition to his native Italian, he is fluent in English and Spanish.
Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, CEO of Oettinger Davidoff AG said: “In this new key role within our group, Carlo Motti will be responsible for our ambitious Retail expansion agenda, which is core to our strategy and critical to our future success. I am delighted to add this critical position to my senior management team which now is complete.”
Carlo Motti added: “ I am excited to join Oettinger Davidoff AG at this time and look very much forward to help drive the ambitious retail agenda set by Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard and team. I am delighted to get the opportunity to lead the expansion of the Omni- Channel Retail footprint which has been defined as a core pillar of the company’s global growth.”
￼About Oettinger Davidoff AG
The CHF 1.2 billion Oettinger Davidoff AG with over 3,500 employees around the world, traces its roots back to 1875 and remains family owned to this day with two distinctly different businesses: one that is focused on FMCG distribution in the Swiss market and one dedicated to the core business of producing, marketing and retailing premium branded cigars, tobacco products and accessories. The premium branded cigar business include Davidoff, AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino, Zino Platinum and Winston Churchill Cigars. The Oettinger Davidoff AG is anchored in a strong “crop- to-shop” philosophy, having pursued a vertical integration from the tobacco fields in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua to the worldwide network of almost 70 Davidoff Flagship Stores.