De Rigo appointed Romain Vanini as its new managing director for France last month, replacing Franck Leclere who had been at the helm of the French subsidiary since 2008 and has left the Italian group. Since 2017, Vanini had been the sales director of Safilo France, a company he first entered in 2014 in the position of key account manager. Before joining the eyewear industry, the 40-year old executive had started his career in the cosmetics sector, working for Sephora and Skeen.