THE WHAT? LVMH has named Stephane Rinderknech Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for its Perfumes and Cosmetics division, according to a report published by WWD.
THE DETAILS Rinderknech is charged with overseeing the luxury conglomerate’s 15 beauty brands, which are subdivided into Christian Dior, Guerlain, LVMH Fragrance Brands and Kendo. Rinderknech joined LVMH last summer as Chairman and CEO of LVMH Hospitality Excellent. Prior to that, he worked for L’Oréal across numerous regions and roles for a career spanning some 20 years.
THE WHY? Bernard Arnault told WWD, “The appointment of Stephane Rinderknech at the head of the beauty division completes the reorganization of the group by category. Stephane has since his arrival guided the rebound of our hotel activities with considerable strategic agility, driving tremendous momentum across the entire organization. This experience in a new industry confirmed his ability to adapt, his leadership and direct engagement with teams. His deep understanding of the beauty industry will help him leverage the unique assets of each of our maisons.”