Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, today announced that Andrea Guerra has been appointed to Coach’s Board of Directors. The appointment of Mr. Guerra to the Board brings the membership to nine.

Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc., said, “We are extremely pleased that Andrea Guerra has agreed to join our Board. As Coach continues its transformation into a modern luxury lifestyle brand, Andrea’s extensive exposure to a wide variety of best-in-class brands and his broad retail and international experience will prove valuable to our team.”

Andrea Guerra served as Chief Executive Officer of Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) from 2004 to 2014. Formerly, Mr. Guerra spent 10 years at Merloni Elettrodomestici, where he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2000. In December 2014 he was appointed the Senior Strategic Advisor for Business, Finance and Industry to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Mr. Guerra is a member of the Steering Committee of Fondo Strategico Italiano S.p.A. and serves on the Board of Directors of both Amplifon S.p.A. and Ariston Thermo S.p.A.

Upon his appointment, Mr. Guerra said, “I am excited to be joining the Board of Directors of one of the most respected brands in the world. I look forward to supporting Coach and its strategies to transform into a leading luxury lifestyle brand.”