The Senior Executive Committee is composed of the Board's executive directors together with the Heads of certain Group functions. The Committee is chaired by the Chairman of the Board.
Jérôme LambertGroup Chief Executive Officer
French/Swiss, born 1969
Mr Lambert was appointed to the Board in 2017 and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.
He graduated from ESG Management School, Paris and completed post-graduate studies at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration.
Prior to joining the Group, he held financial roles in Switzerland’s public postal and telecommunications service. Mr Lambert joined Jaeger LeCoultre in 1996 as the Manufacturer’s financial controller and became Chief Financial Officer three years later. In 2002, he was appointed its Chief Executive Officer and served in that role until June 2013. Mr Lambert then became Chief Executive Officer of Montblanc until March 2017. In addition, Mr Lambert has served as Chairman of A. Lange & Söhne since 2009 and was its Chief Executive for two years. In April 2017, Mr Lambert became the Group’s Head of Operations, responsible for central and regional services and all Maisons other than Jewellery and Specialist Watchmakers. In November 2017, Specialist Watchmakers Maisons were added to his scope and he was named Group Operations Officer. Mr Lambert has been the Group Chief Executive Officer since September 2018.
Burkhart GrundChief Finance Officer
German/American, born 1965
Mr Grund was appointed to the Board in 2017 and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.
He is a graduate in Business Administration of Georgia Southern University, US and completed his graduate studies in International Finance at Münster University, Germany.
Prior to joining the Group, he held various positions in the Finance department at Wella AG and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Wella subsidiary in Chile in 1996.
He moved to Richemont in 2000 to be Chief Financial Officer of Montblanc France, a position which he held until 2006 when he joined Van Cleef & Arpels as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2016, Mr Grund was appointed Group Deputy Finance Director, and became a member of the Senior Executive Committee. In August 2017, Mr Grund was appointed Group Chief Finance Officer.
Nicolas BosPresident & Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels
French, born 1971
Mr Bos was appointed to the Board in 2017 and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.
He is a graduate of the ESSEC Business School.
Mr Bos joined Richemont in 1992, initially working with the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. In 2000, he joined Van Cleef & Arpels as International Marketing Director. In 2009, he became Vice President and Creative Director and in 2010 was also appointed President of Van Cleef & Arpels, Americas. In January 2013, Mr Bos became global President and Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef & Arpels.
Philippe FortunatoCEO of Fashion & Accessories Maisons
French, born 1965
Mr Fortunato is the CEO of the Fashion & Accessories Maisons and a member of the Senior Executive Committee.
He is a graduate of the EDHEC business school and the University of Brighton. He also served in the French Navy in the Pacific region.
During his career, Mr Fortunato held several positions at the Chalhoub Group and across LVMH, at Christian Dior Couture, Fendi and Louis Vuitton. He served as CEO of Givenchy from September 2014 before joining Richemont in September 2020.
Emmanuel PerrinHead of Specialist Watchmakers Distribution
French, born 1969
Mr Emmanuel Perrin is the Head of Specialist Watchmakers Distribution, running Richemont’s Specialist Watchmaker’s Maisons. Emmanuel was appointed to the Senior Executive Committee in November 2017.
He is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund and holds Bachelor degree in International Business Administration (B.B.A.). from the ESSEC business school. Prior to his current role Mr Perrin was EVP of Sales - International Commercial Director of Cartier in Switzerland and prior to that, President & CEO of Cartier in North America.
Cyrille VigneronPresident & Chief Executive Officer of Cartier
French, born 1961
Mr Vigneron was appointed to the Board in 2016 and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.
He is a graduate of the ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris).
On 1 January 2016, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cartier. Prior to his new role, Mr Vigneron was President of LVMH Japan and worked with Richemont from 1988 to 2013: principally with Cartier, rising to become Managing Director of Cartier Japan, President of Richemont Japan, and finally, Managing Director of Cartier Europe.
Frank VivierChief Transformation Officer
South African, born 1957
Mr Frank Vivier is the Chief Transformation Officer and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee since April 2017.
Mr Vivier has over 25 years of experience in E-Commerce businesses, venture capital, corporate strategy and business re-engineering.
He is a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch (B.Mil), the University of Natal (BA Hons. Strategic Studies), and Unisa (MBL).
Mr. Vivier currently serves as Richemont’s representative on various joint venture boards, such as Montblanc India JV with Titan, part of the Tata group (chairman).
Since 2003 Mr Vivier was the Group Director for eBusiness at Richemont.
During that period he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Venture Capital at Richemont, until 2008.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Vivier worked in South Africa and Europe as a consultant, specialising in corporate strategy and business process re-engineering for international corporations.
He was also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of several start-up companies including CommsCo International and Destiny E-Commerce.
Jean-Jacques van Oosten
Dr Jean-Jacques van Oosten joined the Group and the Senior Executive Committee on 1st January 2018 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), after a twenty one-year career primarily in the retail and digital sectors. Prior to his latest role as Group Chief Digital Officer and CEO of Rewe Digital, Dr van Oosten held a number of CIO positions at Travis Perkins Group, Tesco, Kingfisher, EDS and Unilever. Through his consulting company, Dr van Oosten advised retailers on their multichannel strategy and transformation programmes. He graduated from the London Business School and holds a PhD in molecular genetics. Dr van Oosten resigned as CTO and stepped down from the Senior Executive Committee with effect on 2 May 2018.
Mr Eric Vallat joined the Group and the Senior Executive Committee on 1 June 2018 as the Head of Fashion and Accessories Maisons (F&A).
Mr Vallat is a graduate from the HEC business school (France), Mr Vallat brings over 20 years of managerial experience across Louis Vuitton Europe, Christian Dior Couture Japan, Bonpoint and J.M. Weston and, since 2014, Rémy Martin as CEO. In his latest position, Mr Vallat was also a member of the Rémy Cointreau Group’s Executive Committee and, since 2016, chairman of Mount Gay Rum.
Mr Vallat resigned as Head of F&A and stepped down from the Senior Executive Committee with effect on 26 October 2019.
Ms Sophie Guieysse, Group Human Resources Director, stepped down from the Senior Executive Committee on 12 June 2020, which she had joined on 1st October 2017.
Ms Guieysse is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs. Ms Guieysse began her career holding operational functions at a number of French Ministries. From 1997 until 2005, she held various human resources roles at LVMH. Her ultimate role there was as Director of Human Resources of the LVMH group. In 2005, Ms Guieysse joined Canal + group where she spent ten years as Human Resources Director and member of the Executive Committee. Since 2016, Ms Guieysse had been advising Dior on the future of luxury in a connected world.
Ms Guieysse serves on the Board of Directors of Maisons du Monde and is Chairman of its Nominations & Compensation Committee. In addition, Ms Guieysse is a member of the Remuneration Committee of Paris 2024 Olympic Games Organising Committee and of the 2023 Rugby World Cup Organising Committee.