PARIS — Louis Vuitton has tapped billionaire heiress Delphine Arnault as the company’s EVP. As the second in command, the daughter of LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault will oversee all product-related activities of the Louis Vuitton House.
"I am delighted to work again with Delphine Arnault,” said chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke. “I have had the opportunity to appreciate her human qualities and professional skills in the past. Her intimate knowledge of the universe of our high-quality products and her experience at the helm of one of the most prestigious houses in the group are key assets to contribute to the successful development of Louis Vuitton in the world."
A graduate of the Edhec Business School and of the London School of Economics, she started her career with McKinsey, the strategy consultancy, prior to joining LVMH in 2000. In 2001, she joined the executive committee of Christian Dior Couture, of which she has been deputy managing director since 2008.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s portfolio of brands includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Numanthia, Vodka Belvedere, 10 Cane, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Green Point, Cape Mentelle and Newton.
Its fashion and leather goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Berluti and StefanoBi. Its perfumes and cosmetics segment includes Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Parfums Kenzo, Perfumes Loewe as well as other cosmetic companies such as BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma and Fresh.