Warner Music International stalwart Gero Caccia is to join clothing firm Benetton Group as managing director.

Caccia, who is currently vice chairman and COO of WMI, will assume his new role from June 1. As previously reported, he is expected to remain with WMI until May.

During his 10 years with WMI, Caccia served as the international music major's first South Europe president, and later as European President.

Ponzano, Italy-based Benetton claims a global retail network of 5,000 stores, and revenue in excess of €1.9 billion ($2.5 billion).