Mr. Bernard Arnault is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Chairman of Groupe Arnault and Christian Dior SA. He is the 18th richest person in the world with $24.1bn according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (December, 2012). Mr. Arnault holds board position with numerous companies including Christian Dior Couture, Societe Civile du Cheval Blanc and Saint Emilion. Mr. Arnault graduated from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He was born on 5 March 1949.
Philippe Germond, the chief executive of computer services group Atos Origin, was sent packing and the next day it was the turn of Carrefour's youthful boss, José Luis Durán, to take the fall for the hypermarket group's underperformance.
PARIS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Private equity firms including Carlyle and KKR this week submitted non-binding offers for control of French fashion brands Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot, sources familiar with the transaction told Reuters.
Bernard Arnault, the billionaire chairman of Louis Vuitton parent LVMH and France's richest man, plans to open a $140 million art museum in Paris within the next 2-3 years despite the grim economic forecast.