L’Occitane appoints former Chanel boss Yves Blouin for top job

Blouin, whose career spans 22 years with the beauty and fashion powerhouse, latterly served as Managing Director

Premium French beauty owner L’Occitane has named the former boss of Chanel, Yves Blouin, as its group Managing Director.

Blouin has spent the best part of his career – 22 years in total – with Chanel serving in executive roles across Asia and the Middle East.

In July 2019, he was named Managing Director of the luxury French fashion and beauty powerhouse, but only served seven months in the role before taking a year’s hiatus.

Blouin succeeds Sylvain Desjonquéres at the cosmetics group, who will take up a place as a member of the Board.

“Yves Blouin’s long-standing work experience in Asia, which accounts for almost 50% of the Group’s activity, and his extensive expertise in leading global luxury and cosmetics brands will be a great asset as the group continues its drive for growth and profitability,” said Reinold Geiger, Chairman and CEO of L’Occitane.

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