François-Henri Pinault is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at PPR SA. He is also the Chairman and President of Sowind Group and the Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Artemis, and has numerous other board positions. PPR is a Paris-based conglomerate that owns Gucci, Yves St. Laurent and Bottega Veneta. His family is worth an estimated $11.5 billion. He is the son of the company’s founder, businessman François Pinault. François-Henri Pinault married actress Salma Hayek in April 25, 2009. Together they have a daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault. He also has a child with model Linda Evangelista. François-Henri Pinault was born on May 28, 1962 in Rennes, Brittany, France.
The solution chosen by Fabrizio Cerina to reimburse all creditors of one of his companies, Attel & Co., is the most expensive but also the one which kept his good name clean: he gradually injected 42 millions of his own money to refund all the creditors. A real première for Switzerland.
Date: 17th November 2008