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LVMH names Chris de Lapuente new CEO of Selective Retailing

Nov 30, 2020 France
LVMH names Chris de Lapuente new CEO of Selective Retailing
The French-based luxury giant has named Chris de Lapuente as the new Chairman and CEO of LVMH's division of Selective Retailing, effective from January onwards
De Lapuente joined LVMH in 2011 as CEO of Sephora, which he led until September 2020. He currently oversees Sephora and Le Bon Marché group, as well as the perfume and cosmetics activity of the group.

In his new role, he will expand his responsibilities and oversee Selective Retailing brands DFS, Starboard & Onboard and 245.

“I am delighted to have Chris enlarge his responsibilities, since he joined the group ten years ago he has shown tremendous leadership and an exceptional ability to deliver excellent results and develop organisations”, stated LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault adding: “His most striking success has been Sephora, which he has turned into a global leader in prestige beauty retailing, recognised around the world as one of the most innovative brands in products and services, both in-store and online. He has also achieved remarkable success in growing new beauty brands with great potential, notably Fenty Beauty.”

Image credits: Jean-François Robert

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