Mr Norsa brings a wealth of experience in the luxury sector and was most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Italian luxury goods company, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., where he led the team since 2006.
Currently he also serves on the Board of Directors of Oettinger Davidoff AG and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
Prior to this, Mr Norsa was at the helm of major fashion and luxury companies in Italy, from Valentino Fashion Group S.p.A, Marzotto S.p.A., Benetton Sportsystem Active and Sandys (Sergio Tacchini). Mr Norsa graduated with first class honours in Business Administration from the Università Cattolica, Milan, in 1971 and speaks Italian, French, English and Spanish.
On Mr Norsa’s appointment Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels said: “I am very pleased that Michele is joining us. His wealth of luxury brand experience will add to the expertise of our existing board of directors as we pursue a new phase of expansion in a number of major markets with particular focus on Italy.”