PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LVMH announces the appointment of Caroline Brown as Chief Executive Officer of Donna Karan International, effective January 15th, 2015. Caroline Brown will report to Pierre-Yves Roussel, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group.
Mark Weber, the incumbent CEO of Donna Karan International, is becoming a consultant for LVMH. Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, declared "I want to thank Mark for his strong contribution over the last eight years. Mark has brought his steady hand to the organization, and led the business to seize new opportunities. Most recently, he has been helping us plan for the future of the House."
A graduate of Boston University, Caroline Brown started her career in 1991 at Bidermann Industries, before joining Giorgio Armani in 1993 in the US. She was their SVP Marketing and Communications for the US when she was hired in 2006 as CEO, Akris, US. Since 2010 she has been President of Carolina Herrera, a global fashion and fragrance business.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Wen Jun, Belvedere, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape Mentelle, Newton et Numanthia. Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Nicholas Kirkwood and Loro Piana.
LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Parfums Kenzo, Perfumes Loewe as well as other promising cosmetic companies (BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma and Fresh). LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, la Samaritaine and Royal Van Lent. LVMH's Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred, Hublot and De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ltd, a joint venture created with the world’s leading diamond group.