Biography

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs

Chief executive officer, Bottega Veneta

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs was appointed CEO of Bottega Veneta in October 2016.

He joined the Kering Group from Hugo Boss, where he had been chairman and CEO since 2008. Before that he was with LVMH for many years. In 1997, he was appointed general manager of Louis Vuitton, Loewe and Céline at LVMH Germany. In 2000, he became president and CEO of Louis Vuitton North America, and in 2004, he was named managing director of Christian Dior Couture. Prior to LVMH, he held various retail and marketing roles with Cartier in Germany and northern Europe.

He began his career in 1990 as a sales and marketing project manager for the holding company Delton AG, working with several firms in the fashion sector.

A German citizen, Mr Lahrs earned a degree in business administration from the Universities of Cologne and Bochum and is a graduate of HEC in Paris.