Pierre Denis has become the new CEO of Jimmy Choo.

The former John Galliano SA general manager will replace Joshua Schulman who stepped down from the position in November 2011, after the shoe brand was bought by Labelux in May.

Reinhard Mieck, chief executive officer of Labelux, said in a statement: ''We are delighted to welcome an executive of Pierre's calibre to the Labelux family. With his unrivalled experience of the international luxury sector and keen understanding of our business, Pierre is without question the right person to drive forward the Jimmy Choo business and exploit the enormous growth potential of what is an exceptional brand.''

Denis has also worked as managing director for Christian Dior in Asia, and later for Europe, The Middle East and India. Prior to his role at Dior, he worked in LVMH's perfumes and cosmetics division.

Joshua quit Jimmy Choo to become president of Bergdorf Goodman and said he was looking forward to working with the world famous New York department store and its parent company Neiman Marcus.

He said: ''I've been a vendor of Bergdorf Goodman and a vendor of the Neiman Marcus Group in my career over the last 20 years. I've always had an enormous appreciation for the culture of Bergdorf Goodman and the Neiman Marcus Group and for their focus on excellence in luxury retail.''