Burke has worked with Mr Arnault since 1986, before LVMH was formed. From the group’s founding, and throughout its expansion, Burke has held a variety of key positions at the group, including chief executive of Christian Dior Couture in the United States, chief executive of Louis Vuitton North America and chief executive of Fendi. Immediately prior to his current appointment to Louis Vuitton, Burke was chief executive of Bulgari.
On June 16, 2016, Michael Burke was elected a member of the Management Board of the Fédération Française de la Couture. He is also a member of the LVMH executive committee. Burke lives in Paris with his wife and five children.