Nicolas Girotto joined Bally as Chief Operation Officer in October 2015 bringing with him more than 20 years of experience gained in the fashion and retail sector at International level. He has worked in France, Italy, London before moving to Switzerland. He speaks fluent French, English and Italian. Nicolas Girotto resides in Lugano with his wife and 2 daughters.
He started his working experience in GrandVision in 1997. During his early years in GrandVision, Nicolas covered different finance roles, leading him to be in 2001 Group Senior Financial Controller. During his years in GrandVision, Nicolas was also part of the M&A team, having successfully sell the Image Activities of the Group to a PE fund.
Later on, Nicolas took the position of CFO in GrandVision’s Italian subsidiary in Milan. He then returned to France as COO with the responsibility also of Retail Operations, Buying and Merchandising, Marketing and HR.
After ten years in the GrandVision Group, Nicolas Girotto joined in 2007 Conbipel, a Fast Fashion retailer in Italy. The company was part of the private equity fund, Oaktree Capital Management that acquired the Company the same year to turn it around.
In 2013 Nicolas moved forward and started as the Group Financial Officer at The Nuance Group, leading Travel Retailer.
Besides of his role as Chief Operating Officer of Bally, Nicolas Girotto serves as Board Member of Tally Weijl since 2015 and was recently appointed by this company as the Board Chairman.
Born in Agen, France, he holds a Masters’ degree in Finance and Accounting (M.S.T.C.F.) at the University of Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, France.