Marco Pirani stepped down as Geox' managing director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Europe at the end of October. According to a report in Schuhkurier that could not be confirmed at press time, he is going to work as EMEA director for Clarks, which is now led by a former chief executive of Geox, Giorgio Presca. Pirani had joined Geox in September 2010. Before working at Geox, he was managing director for Germany and Austria at Artsana Chicco and country manager for Germany, Belgium and India at Luxottica. Geox has not yet announced a replacement.