Roventa-Henex SA announced today the appointment
of Jérôme Biard as CEO. An experienced leader with over 20 years in the
watchmaking industry, he will be spearheading the next development phase of
Roventa-Henex SA, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Biel, Switzerland, 4 June 2019– Roventa-Henex SA, the leading watch manufacturer
specialised in design, product development, production and logistics for third
party brands, announced today the appointment of Jérôme Biard as CEO. Building
on his previous experience as CEO of major high watchmaking manufacturers and
international distribution networks, Jérôme Biard, who joined Roventa-Henex in
April, will lead the company’s international development. Roventa-Henex, which
is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is an independent company
partly owned by its own management.
“It is with honour and enthusiasm
that I agreed to join Roventa-Henex at the beginning of April, a company
extremely respected in the Swiss watch industry for its commitment to quality,
trustworthiness, discretion, success and efficiency,” explains Jérôme
Biard. “The mission entrusted to me is to position the company as an à la
carte partner, able to mobilise dedicated resources to address specific issues
along the whole value chain from product development to building a new brand.
Roventa-Henex SA is a true brand incubator, a competence
Jérôme Biard has been at home in the
world of luxury goods, and more specifically watchmaking, for almost thirty
At the end of the 1980s, Jérôme Biard
joined the Richemont Group, where he began his career at Baume & Mercier,
followed by Piaget. He then spent six years as market manager for Vacheron
Constantin and then sales manager for Cartier Suisse for watches, leather
goods, perfumes, accessories and writing instruments. The latter also included
responsibility for the Swiss division of Montegrappa. In 2005, Jérôme Biard
joined Girard-Perregaux as Global Sales Manager. In 2009, he took on the role
of CEO of LPI SA within Weitnauer Holding AG, a leading duty free and domestic
distribution group, where he also joined the boards of Dimeco AG and LPI
From 2017 he was CEO of the Corum and
Eterna brands until joining Roventa-Henex in April 2019.