François-Henri Pinault

François-Henri Pinault

Born May 28, 1962

François-Henri Pinault,, is a French businessman and the chief executive officer of PPR. He is the son of the company's founder, businessman François Pinault. Often nicknamed ‘FHP’, he is also Director of Financière Pinault, as well as the President of Artémis' executive board.… Read More

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1962 Birth Born on May 28, 1962.


1987 25 Years Old Pinault began his career at PPR in 1987, now known as Kering and in 1988 became manager of PPR's buying department.
1989 27 Years Old In 1989, he became head manager of France Bois Industries, and then of Pinault Distribution in 1990. … Read More


1993 31 Years Old Pinault was appointed CEO of CFAO (formerly Compagnie Française de l’Afrique Occidentale) a subsidiary in Africa and the overseas territories in 1993, specializing in cars and medicine, and in 1997 became CEO of Fnac.
1996 34 Years Old Pinault was married to Dorothée Lepère from 1996 to 2004 and they have two children together, a son François and daughter Mathilde.
2000 38 Years Old In February 2000, Pinault became vice-president of the internet branch of Fnac, alongside Serge Weinberg, board president. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old From January 2001 to March 2005, he was a member of the Kering Security Board.


2003 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2003, he was appointed vice-president of the board until March 2005.
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2005 Pinault became chairman and CEO of Kering.
2006 44 Years Old In April 2006, he began dating the actress Salma Hayek. In March 2007, it was reported that Hayek was pregnant, and later that month the couple were engaged. Their daughter Valentina Paloma was born on 21 September 2007. In July 2008, their relationship ended, however they reconciled soon after and married on 14 February 2009 in Paris, in the Sixth Arrondissement town hall. Two months later, on 25 April 2009, they renewed their wedding vows in the presence of their family and friends in Venice. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old In June 2007, he became president of German sports retailer Puma's executive committee, the newest group acquisition.
2008 46 Years Old In 2008, Pinault launched Kering's Corporate Foundation for Women's Dignity and Rights, a part of Kering Home. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old Pinault financed the 2009 documentary Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, which shows aerial shots of various places on Earth and discusses how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old In February 2011, Pinault announced that he would head Kering's luxury goods branch. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
A heavily-publicized child support trial began on May 3, 2012, and included testimony from both Pinault and Evangelista, with Evangelista's attorney claiming that Pinault had never supported the child.
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