Vice Chairman Bang&Olufsen @ Bang&Olufsen
Experienced CEO with a proven track record in managing brands and organizations in the luxury goods and jewelry industry. Skilled in Growth Plans, Trend Analysis, Business Planning, Sales, Retail and Management. Strong strategic and business development skills. Team leader and builder. Board member and Audit Committee member of a listed company. MBA Pace University NY and Degree from EM Lyon Business School in France.
I held the Chief Executive Officer position for the Luxury – Watches & Jewelry Division at Kering Group in 2014-2019. Previously, I was the owner of AB Consultants for 4 years, where I advised various luxury companies and groups on brand strategies, business plans, retail, sales and marketing strategies. I was also associated with Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy for over 16 years in various senior capacities, including as Director for the Watch and Jewelry business unit for the Louis Vuitton brand between 2003 and 2010 and as the Sales and Marketing Director for the entire LVMH Watch & Jewelry Division from 2000 until 2003. In this role, I largely contributed to the integration of the brands acquired at the end of 1999, including rationalization of distribution subsidiaries, creation of distribution activities in China and India as well as helping individual brands with their specific marketing strategies. I was the President at Givenchy Couture in Japan from 1996 until 2000 and was responsible for local retailing of ready to wear and accessories. At Givenchy Couture, prior to my posting in Japan, I managed the leather goods, fashion accessories and eyewear division in France. Prior to this, I worked with Cartier from 1984 until 1994 as the Director for watches and jewelry.