Paris - Louis Vuitton said Tuesday it has tapped billionaire heiress Delphine Arnault as the company’s executive VP. 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. “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."
Arnault started her career with consultancy McKinsey, and joined 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 fashion and leather goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Berluti and StefanoBi.