Marco Bizzarri is the President and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci. He has been serving as the CEO and President of Gucci since 2015.
In 1986, Marco began his career as a consultant for Accenture. Later he joined the Bologna-based Mandarina Duck group, and gradually became the CEO of the group.
Later, he took the charge of general manager for the designer brand Marithé et François Girbaud. From 2005- 2009, he served as the President and CEO of Stella McCartney.
For a period of nearly 5 years, from 2009 to 2014, he became the President and CEO of the Milan-based Italian fashion brand, Bottega Veneta. Under Marco's leadership, Bottega Veneta’s sales reached the $1 billion mark, in 2012. Following his capabilities, in 2012, he became a member of the Executive Committee of Kering.
In April 2014, Marco Bizzarri was named CEO of Kering’s newly-created Couture and Leather Goods division. In this role, he directly supervised most of Kering’s luxury brands. In the same year, in December Kering named Bizzarri President and CEO of its flagship luxury brand Gucci.
As the CEO and President of Gucci, Marco first named Alessandro Michele as the creative director of the brand. Marco brought a big change for the company, he stopped the brand's markdown policy, favored cross-gendered collections and unified fashion shows, and banned the use of fur by Gucci. To grow its customer base, Gucci also amplified its digital strategy on social networks.
In 2019, Marco announced that their brand Gucci was carbon-neutral in its own operations and across its supply chain since 2018. Under his tenure, Gucci's annual sales grew from 3.9 billion euros in 2015 to 9.6 billion euros in 2019.
In 2020, Marco Bizzarri was awarded 'GQ Italy's Best dressed man.' He was born on 9 August 1962 in Reggio Emilia, Italy.