COO, Christian Dior Couture, President, Dior Homme
graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, and Sciences-PO, in Paris, before starting his career in 1984 at Schlumberger / Gemalto as a sales engineer, and going on to become Director of Marketing and Sales.
In 1988, he joined Mc Kinsey & Company, firstly as a consultant and then as a project manager in Paris and New York, before becoming Senior Project Manager in Paris in 1991.
From 1993 to 1995, he was Sales Director for Socar-Smurfit, and then joined LVMH Group in 1995, where he has since held the following posts: 1995 to 2000, President for Louis Vuitton Asia-Pacific based in Hong Kong; September 2000, CEO of Sephora Europe; July 2002, Managing Director of Louis Vuitton Malletier; March 2006, CEO of Celine; and September 2008, Chief Operating Officer of Christian Dior Couture.
Since September 2015 he has been both Chief Operating Officer of Christian Dior Couture and President of Dior Homme.
Session Title: A View into the Creative Eco-system of French Luxury
Designers occupy a singular position in the French luxury industry where creativity and innovation are the result of a fruitful collaboration between designers, engineers and artisans. This round table will propose a view on this original model through the analysis and the testimonies of actors, and will present the teaching methods developed by Ensaama and the University of Evry, in collaboration with Comité Colbert, in order to train designers who are able to meet this interdisciplinary challenge: work together to get there.