Global luxury group Kering has appointed former LVMH Executive Thierry Marty President of its` North and South East Asia Pacific operations. The company which manages the development of a series of renowned houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches has newly created this position to reinforce its` corporate team and support the long-term development of its` houses in the region which includes Japan, Korea, South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
The Group`s Managing Director Jean-Francois Palus stated, “we are delighted to welcome Thierry Marty to reinforce Kering`s presence in North and South-East Asia Pacific. Having lived more than 20 years in Asia, he brings extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the luxury industry in these markets. We are convinced that he will add an important contribution to the implementation of our strategy in North and South-East Asia Pacific”.
Mr. Thierry Marty is joining Kering with over 20 years of luxury experience in Asia and has lived in Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul. He started his career at Deloitte before joining LVMH in 1995 where he moved from finance to general management roles at Fendi, Celine, Bulgari and Louis Vouitton.
The new Kering President will be based in Seoul and will report to Jean-Francois Palus. Kering`s organization in Greater China remains unchanged with Jinging Cai, President of Kering Greater China leading the local corporate teams.