Retail in Asia


Kering appoints new President of Kering North & South-East Asia Pacific

Global luxury group Kering announced the appointment of Thierry Marty as President of Kering North & South-East Asia Pacific, which includes Japan, Korea, South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, effective from 1st October, 2021.

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This newly created position will reinforce Kering’s corporate team in APAC, supporting the long-term development of its Houses in the region.

Jean-François Palus, Group Managing Director of Kering, said, “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.”

Thierry Marty will be based in Seoul and will report to Jean-François Palus. Kering’s organisation in Greater China remains unchanged, with Jinqing Cai, President of Kering Greater China, leading the local corporate teams.

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Thierry Marty comes 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. His career took him from finance to general management roles at Fendi, Celine, Bulgari and Louis Vuitton.