Fiskars Corporation recently appointed Ulrik Garde Due as president of its Living tabletop business unit.
According to the company, Due brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in luxury consumer goods. He brings to the role years of experience with well-recognized luxury brands, such as Georg Jensen, Burberry and Celine. He was most recently CEO of Temperly London, a British luxury fashion brand.
Due also has become a member of the Fiskars executive board and reports to Kari Kauniskangas, president and CEO, Fiskars.
Fiskars Living offers products for tabletop, giftware and home décor, under its brands such as Iittala, Royal Copenhagen, Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Rogaska.
“Fiskars’ Living is today the global leader in the premium living business. We are very excited to welcome Ulrik Garde Due to the team,” said Kauniskangas. “His extensive experience in luxury brands, proven business skills, as well as background in revitalizing consumer brands into some of the world’s best known brands will help in strengthening our position, developing the brands and further improving our business.”
“Fiskars has a strong portfolio of iconic brands and a clear global ambition. I’m excited to join Fiskars to strengthen the consumer experience,” said Due. “Fiskars’ Living products are part of many consumers’ lives and stand for quality, craftsmanship and design. We have a great opportunity to build and leverage common success factors while respecting each of the brands and their unique characteristics.”