ZURICH Feb 12 Jean-Christophe Babin, currently
head of LVMH's biggest watch brand TAG Heuer, will
take over as chief executive of Italian jewellery brand Bulgari.
TAG Heuer spokeswoman Mariam Bouaziz said that Babin would
take over at Bulgari before June 30, confirming a report in
Swiss newspaper Le Temps on Tuesday.
Babin, who has headed TAG Heuer for 12 years, will replace
Michael Burke, who left in December to take over as head of
LVMH's flagship brand Louis Vuitton.
LVMH bought Bulgari for 3.7 billion euros ($4.95 billion) in
2011 to strengthen its watch and jewellery business.
($1 = 0.7474 euros)
(Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz; Editing by David Goodman)