Press Releases


February 19, 2004
Marco Gobbetti appointed President and CEO of Givenchy Couture

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products Group, today announces the appointment of Marco Gobbetti as President and CEO of Givenchy Couture.

Marco Gobbetti will succeed Marianne Tesler, who has headed Givenchy Couture since August 1999. After reorganizing the company, Ms. Tesler has decided to pursue other career interests.

Marco Gobbetti has been CEO of Moschino since 1993. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the American University of Washington and a Master in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1984 to 1989, he worked with Bottega Veneta as Sales Director for the United States and subsequently as Marketing & Sales Director, prior to joining the Valextra brand as Managing Director.

Bernard Arnault said, “We are delighted to welcome Marco Gobbetti to Givenchy Couture. His international experience in fashion and leather goods, acquired in nearly 20 years with several prestigious brands, including Moschino most recently, will be a key asset to the second stage of the development of Givenchy. This appointment reflects the strategic importance of the prestigious Givenchy brand for the LVMH Group.”

Mr. Arnault added: “We are very grateful to Marianne Tesler for her contribution to the first stage of the reorganization of Givenchy, which has laid the foundations for the future development of the brand.”