Lalique Group appoints Nina Müller as new CEO

The Swiss Lalique Group has appointed Nina Müller, formerly of Swarovski and Zurich department store Jelmoli, to replace Roger von der Weid as CEO at the beginning of 2024. The latter will become Executive Vice-President.


Lalique Group will welcome its new Managing Director in February.


Austrian-born Nina Müller will replace Roger von der Weid, who has held the position since 2006, while also serving as Managing Director. He will become Executive Vice-President of Lalique. Headquartered in Zurich, the Swiss group combines the famous Lalique crystal house with perfume and hotel-restaurant activities (Villa René Lalique, Château Hochberg, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey).


Nina Müller, who ran the Jelmoli department store from 2020 until last spring (and was a member of the management board of its parent company, Swiss Prime), had to make a career change: the iconic store, founded in Zurich in 1833 and the largest of its kind in Switzerland, is to close its doors at the end of 2024. The institution was unable to survive the fall in sales, which meant that it was no longer able to cope with its heavy burdens, i.e. an excessively large surface area and workforce (850 employees).


Jewelry specialist


Before taking the helm at Jelmoli, Nina Müller had already dabbled in the world of jewelry, one of Lalique’s specialties along with tableware and decoration. From 2016 to 2020, she headed the watch and jewelry retailer Christ, owned by Coop, Switzerland’s number two retailer.

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Sophie Michentef
Sophie Michentef has worked for more than 30 years in the professional press. For fifteen years, she managed the French and international editorial staff of the Journal du Textile. She now puts her press, textile, fashion, and luxury expertise at the service of newspapers, professional organizations, and companies.

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