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Sebastian Suhl

Outgoing Chief Executive, Marc Jacobs International

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Biography

The outgoing CEO of Marc Jacobs International, Sebastian Suhl is a seasoned executive who spearheaded Prada’s retail expansion in Asia and turned Givenchy into the fashion powerhouse it is today. Andrew Rosen has described Sebastian Suhl as, "A proven global leader. He understands the meeting of art and science."

An ESADE business school graduate, Suhl joined Prada in 2001 following executive positions at both Courreges and Thimister. During his time at Prada, he enjoyed rapid promotion, securing successful appointments as general manager, France and CEO, Asia Pacific, and eventually took on the role of COO for the Prada Group, which incorporates the Miu Miu and Car Shoes brands.

His resounding success was launching Prada’s IPO in Hong Kong in 2011, where the luxury goods group raised $2.1 billion. “During his time at Prada, [he] has shown not only an in-depth knowledge of the markets but also the capacity to expand and increase business dynamically and effectively,” remarked Patrizio Bertelli , Prada’s CEO.

In 2012, Suhl went on to become the chief executive of Givenchy. Over a four-year long stint, he opened 25 new boutiques while continuing to expand the brand’s customer base in newly emerging markets in the east, including China and India.

His appointment in 2014 as the chief executive of Marc Jacobs International came at a crucial moment, as the designer refocused his efforts on his namesake brand and prepared for an initial public offering.

Education

ESADE Business School

ESADE Business School

Colorado College

Colorado College

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Vital Statistics

Born
1969
Nationality

United States

Location
France

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