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Pierre-Yves Roussel

Chief Executive, Tory Burch

The former Head of LVMH Fashion Group is now chief executive at Tory Burch, where he has led a global expansion effort.

Biography

Pierre-Yves Roussel is the chief executive of the American luxury lifestyle brand Tory Burch , where he has led a global expansion effort. He was previously the chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH’s Fashion Group.

Despite his early ambition to become an architect, Roussel obtained an MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania before working as an analyst for CCF bank. He also has a B.S. in economics from École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris. He subsequently joined  McKinsey & Company , where he became a director in 2004.

Roussel has led the Tory Burch business since 2019, when founder Tory Burch, who is also the brand’s creative director, relinquished the chief executive title. Since his appointment, he has led the brand’s accelerated global expansion, enhanced its infrastructure, positioning and desirability.

Prior to the top job at Tory Burch, Roussel led LVMH’s Fashion Group for 15 years. There, he helped to re-energise key brands in the unit’s portfolio, installing Phoebe Philo at Celine and Jonathan Anderson at Loewe.

Roussel has been a jury member for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, the ANDAM Fashion Awards, and the CFDA Fashion Incubator, and has acted as a business mentor to the contest’s winners. In 2021, he forged a partnership between Tory Burch and the Parsons School of Design, including the establishment of a $1 million scholarship fund. Roussel is married to Tory Burch.

Career

LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton

LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton

Chairman and Chief Executive, Fashion Division

Education

Wharton Business School

Wharton Business School

Vital Statistics

Nationality

France/ United States

Location
France
Member since
2013

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