Daniele Voltini is leaving as chief executive of Avanzi, the Italian optical retail chain owned by Hal through GrandVision, to be in charge of business development at the group's Chinese retail company, GrandVision Shanghai. He will move to Shanghai next February after more than a year of preparation. At Avanzi, he will be temporarily replaced by two managers of the company: Reiner Frank and Stefano Sandri, respectively chief financial officer and director of sales of the chain. Voltini will continue to sit on the board of directors of Avanzi. Under his guidance, the Italian chain moved from a network of 30 shops and a turnover of about €15 million to about 180 stores employing some 1,000 people and generating an annual turnover of around €100 million.