LR Paris announced the appointment of Mr. Gilles Rousseau to the position of Global Chief Operating Officer of LR Paris Holdings today.
“Bringing a clear vision of the relevance of LR Paris’ capabilities and value proposition to the market, Gilles’ skillset, combined with his brand management experience, will lead the development and growth of our company internationally”
Mr. Rousseau has over 20 years of experience working in brand management and technology leadership roles. His unique skillset, built from his dual areas of expertise, has helped him lead and implement cutting edge omnichannel brand strategies for luxury, fashion and retail brands.
Prior to LR Paris, Rousseau was Senior Vice President at Splashlight, where he led Business Development, Account Management, Marketing & Communication. During his tenure, he focused on large scale e-commerce visual content solutions for companies such as Under Armour, Victoria’s Secret, David Yurman, Target, Bloomingdale’s, El Palacio de Hierro, Aldo and Looklet.
Rousseau’s global career began in advertising at Publicis in Paris. He also served as Senior Vice President, International Marketing at Christie's International and as Head of Marketing & Communication at Van Cleef & Arpels Americas (Richemont). Rousseau has also led Hennessy Cognac (LVMH) in the United States. He is a frequent speaker on the convergence of emerging technologies in brand management.
LR Paris’ President, Charles Doligé, regards Gilles’ proven success in developing and implementing growth opportunities across all customer touchpoints as a vital perspective on the market dynamics at large. “Bringing a clear vision of the relevance of LR Paris’ capabilities and value proposition to the market, Gilles’ skillset, combined with his brand management experience, will lead the development and growth of our company internationally,” says Doligé.
“Since 1959, LR Paris has built an unmatched client base through its unique heritage and diverse set of capabilities. Its turnkey and vertically integrated model includes design, production and logistics, which enables it to create any product a company or brand may need across virtually all sectors and product categories. I am very excited to capitalize on this unrivalled position to scale LR Paris’ capabilities and competitive edge,” adds Rousseau.