The Spanish buying group Base has appointed Toni Maristany Rivero as its new chief executive. His predecessor, Alex Cucurull, stepped down last March, ceding control temporarily to Laura López. His departure coincided with Base’s pull-out from its collaboration with Sport 2000 International. Maristany Rivero has spent the past nine years or so with Desigual, most recently as global multibrand director. He has also worked as sales director for Velfont by Velamen and as international director for Bosser. Base is reportedly leaving a rough year behind because of the coronavirus pandemic.