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Balmain Marketing Executive Txampi Diz Departs

DIZ AND THAT: Txampi Diz, Balmain’s chief marketing officer since 2017, is to leave the Paris-based fashion house “to pursue other interests.”

Balmain announced his departure in a brief press release. His next move could not immediately be learned.

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“Ever since my very first days here at Balmain, Txampi has always been an incredible partner, powerful supporter and, above everything else, an amazing friend,” commented Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director since 2011.

In his role as a longtime employee of KCD in Paris, Diz first started working with Balmain in 2007 when he signed on the heritage brand as one of the public relations firm’s principal clients.

One year after Qatar-based investment firm Mayhoola acquired Balmain, Diz became the brand’s first in-house chief marketing officer, charged with overseeing marketing, advertising, media relations and digital.

“Txampi has been the ideal partner to work with during all these years,” Balmain chief executive officer Jean-Jacques Guével said in a statement. “We have relied on his fresh thinking and innovative solutions, and we will all miss him.”

Diz’s successor at Balmain has yet to be named.

Diz spent more than 15 years at KCD Worldwide, rising to senior vice president and managing director of KCD Paris.

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