Watchfinder names Arjen van de Vall as CEO
Watchfinder & Co., Richemont’s global pre-owned watch specialist, has appointed Arjen van de Vall as its CEO. He takes over from co-founder Matt Bowling, who inherited the role of interim CEO after his fellow founder Stuart Hennell exited a year ago. Matt Bowling remains active in the company and will work alongside Arjen van de Vall overseeing business operations. Arjen van de Vall arrives from a seven years stint at Rakuten, a Japanese e-commerce, fintech and digital content and communications company, where he has been president for Europe for the past four years. Since Richemont acquired Watchfinder in 2018, the company’s major focus has been on expanding internationally, particularly into the United States and continental Europe. Along with e-commerce, Watchfinder now has physical stores in London, Paris, Geneva, Munich, Hong Kong and New York.