He graduated from the ESSEC Business School (1969) and the Columbia Business School (MBA, 1970).
He began his career with Arthur D. Little in the United States, before joining the Bosch group in 1974, where he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility. He joined Matra-Manurhin in 1979 before becoming Head of the DMC Fashion and Textiles Division in 1984.
Daniel Piette joined LVMH in 1990 as Executive Vice President. He is currently Chairman of LVMH Investment Funds and a member of the LVMH Executive Committee.
He is a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor.