Biography

François-Henri Pinault

CEO and Chairman of the board of directors

A graduate of France’s HEC business school, François-Henri Pinault joined the Pinault Group in 1987, where he held positions in several of the Group’s operating businesses before also joining the executive board.

In 2000, he became deputy CEO of Kering, responsible for the group’s digital strategy. Mr Pinault became chairman of the Artemis Group in 2003 and chairman and CEO of Kering in 2005.

As well as holding several other board positions, he chairs the Kering Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights, which combats violence against women and works to empower them.

Since taking over as chairman and CEO, Mr Pinault has continued to build and transform Kering into a world leader in luxury and sport & lifestyle apparel and accessories.

He takes a personal and professional interest in sustainability and the development of e-business.