From cognac to cosmetics: LVMH Beauty appoints Philippe Farnier to head up travel retail

By Becky Bargh 7-Jun-2022

Former Christian Dior General Manager returns to LVMH as boss of travel division

Christian Dior's J'Adore scent, owned by LVMH

Christian Dior's J'Adore scent, owned by LVMH

Philippe Farnier has been named LVMH Beauty’s new CEO of travel retail.

Leaving behind his career at Rémy Cointreau – the owner of luxury cognac producer Rémy Martin – Farnier will head up the luxury beauty giant’s entire cosmetics portfolio.

This includes Christian Dior, of which Farnier is a Executive Committee member, Guerlain, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs Beauty.

Farnier first entered the beauty arena in 2003 as a Sales Manager for L’Oréal-owned YSL Beauty.

He made his way up to General Manager in 2005, before leaving to join Christian Dior in 2008.

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In a statement via its LinkedIn page, LVMH wished Farnier “every success” in his new role.