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Kering hires communications executive from Chanel

Luxury conglomerate Kering has appointed Valérie Duport as its senior vice president of communications and image.

Ms. Duport began her career at Chanel in 1988, rising through the ranks to become the French fashion house’s international director of press services and external relations, a role she has held since 2008. In her new position at Kering, Ms. Duport will be responsible for maintaining the group’s image and positioning within the luxury industry.

Ms. Duport’s hire, announced May 2, is effective immediately. In this position, she will report directly to Kering chairman/CEO François-Henri Pinault. She will also sit on the conglomerate’s executive committee.

While Ms. Duport will be responsible for overseeing and following the overall group communications strategy, from Oct. 1 she will also be tasked with helping Kering’s stable of brands envision and apply their individual marketing communications strategies.

(Source: Luxury Daily)