Didier Drouet has stepped down as chief executive of LK Bennett. The French executive had been appointed to the post in September 2012 after working for L'Oréal, Cartier, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stéphane Kélian and Emilio Pucci. Robert Besoussan, who remains one of the main investors in the British shoe retailer, has taken over the CEO job again pending the recruitment of a new manager. Bensoussan and other investors had to refinance the business last year.