Richard Mille has announced the appointment of a new managing director, François Tauriac, a former newspaper editor and jeweller’s apprentice.
Tauriac has joined the watch brand to drive forward its global development. He will oversee Richard Mille’s selective distribution, organisation, logistics and communications.
He is set to work closely with Richard Mille, the brand’s chairman and chief executive, who himself has expressed a wish to spend more time focused on the group’s strategy, as well as to the design and development of new models for the coming years.
Tauriac studied law and began his career as a journalist. He has spent his entire career at the Figaro Group, owner of the French daily newspaper, Figaro.
He has held the roles of managing editor, editor-in-chief and publisher at the group’s TV Magazine. At the age of 18, Tauriac worked as an apprentice to French jeweller Jacques Lenfant, who created jewellery and watch cases for the major names on Place Vendôme. This has since developed into a love of watchmaking.