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Francesca Bellettini

Deputy CEO, in charge of Brand Development
President and CEO of Yves Saint Laurent



Francesca Bellettini began her career in London as an investment banker, working at Goldman Sachs International, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Compass Partners International. In 1999, she joined the Business Planning and Development division of the Prada group, and later became Operations Manager for Helmut Lang.

She joined Kering in 2003 as Strategic Planning Director and Associate Worldwide Merchandising Director of Gucci. In 2008, she joined Bottega Veneta and became Worldwide Merchandising and Communications Director in 2010.

In 2013, she became President and Chief Executive Officer of Yves Saint Laurent. 
She established a company culture that fosters creativity, authenticity and agility, driving the consistent dynamism of the House and ensuring an outstanding and sustained growth trajectory, built on solid foundations. Bellettini’s leadership has fueled the House’s expansion and enabled Saint Laurent’s identity to emerge, pushing boundaries forward, yet remaining true to the House’s core values.


In September 2023, Francesca Bellettini was appointed Kering Deputy CEO, in charge of Brand Development, in addition to her role as President and CEO of Yves Saint Laurent. All brand CEOs report to her.