GROUP DYNAMICS: Mimma Viglezio, who set up Gucci Group’s global communications division in 2005, is leaving the luxury division of PPR effective Dec. 31. Viglezio, executive vice president of global communications, plans to start a career as an independent consultant and decided not to renew her contract. A member of Gucci Group’s management committee, Viglezio is in charge of the luxury division’s media planning and buying, corporate and financial communications and corporate image. She also created “market intelligence” and corporate social responsibility departments. Before joining Gucci Group, Viglezio held senior communications positions at Louis Vuitton, Bulgari and Hill & Knowlton. A succession plan for her at Gucci has yet to be determined.
— Miles Socha