Anthony Ledru to join as new CEO of Tiffany & Co.
January 7, 2020: After a public saga that turned from friendly to hostile, luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE has now completed the acquisition of luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. As per the official statement, the “acquisition of this iconic US jeweler will deeply transform LVMH’s Watches & Jewelry division and complement LVMH’s 75 distinguished Maisons”.
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, commented: “We are committed to supporting Tiffany, a brand that is synonymous with love and whose Blue Box is revered around the world, with the same dedication and passion that we have applied to each of our prestigious Maisons over the years. We are optimistic about Tiffany’s ability to accelerate its growth, innovate and remain at the forefront of our discerning customers’ most cherished life achievements and memories.”
In conjunction with the closing of the transaction, LVMH has announced several leadership appointments at Tiffany.
Anthony Ledru, previously Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Activities at Louis Vuitton and formerly Senior Vice President of North America at Tiffany, becomes the new CEO of Tiffany, effective immediately.
Alexandre Arnault, previously CEO of RIMOWA, becomes Executive Vice President, Product and Communications of Tiffany, effective immediately.
Michael Burke, the Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, will become Chairman of Tiffany Board of Directors.
Alessandro Bogliolo, the current CEO of Tiffany, has agreed to remain with the company to facilitate the transition, after which time he will depart the company.
Reed Krakoff, Chief Artistic Director, and Daniella Vitale, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of Tiffany, will depart Tiffany after a short transition of responsibilities.
Anthony Ledru, Chief Executive Officer of Tiffany, said: “I am delighted to re-join Tiffany, the most iconic American luxury brand which I have long admired. The inclusiveness and optimism upon which Tiffany was founded resonate now more than ever. I also come back to a Maison that is at the forefront of the environmental and sourcing standards in its industry. Going forward, I have deep confidence in LVMH’s commitment to protect the brand, drive its growth strategy and apply the highest standards of retail excellence to Tiffany. The potential ahead is limitless, and I look forward to writing this next deeply promising chapter, along with the 14,000 Tiffany employees around the world.”
Alessandro Bogliolo, former Chief Executive Officer of Tiffany, commented: “I am honored to have led Tiffany as a public company and contributed with such a talented team to further strengthening Tiffany’s iconic standing. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of all our team members, Tiffany is ideally positioned to continue its growth. I would also like to take this moment to thank Reed and Daniella for having led the creative vision, digital and marketing direction for the company. We can all be proud of what we achieved together over the past three years and, I am convinced that Tiffany will thrive under LVMH leadership."