Chief Communications & Image Officer
As Chief Communications and Image Officer since May 2016, Valerie Duport is responsible for developing and implementing Kering’s communications strategy and promoting its image. She is also responsible for overseeing and assisting Kering’s brands with the design and execution of their own respective communications strategies.
Ms Duport began her career in 1988 at Chanel in Paris, in press services for the Fragrance and Cosmetics division. In 1994, she joined the press service for Chanel’s Watches and Jewellery division, which she headed in 1997. In 2008, she was appointed international director of press services and external relations at Chanel.
A French national, she earned a Diplôme d'études appliquées (diploma of applied studies) in contemporary history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne.