François-Henri Pinault
French businessman
François-Henri Pinault
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.
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François-Henri Pinault, Kering Chief, on Why Green Is the New Black
NYTimes - about 1 month
The French luxury goods group has unveiled ambitious new sustainability targets for 2025, with a focus on carbon emissions and the production of raw materials.
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The Most Popular Italian Wedding Destinations For Celebrities
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A destination wedding in Italy has become all the rage. This is confirmed by JFC Tourism Management, which — now that the figures are in — explains that the Bel Paese is currently the world leader in this business. Out of 44 million tourists who visit Italy annually, 352,000, or about 8%, come to get married, celebrate anniversaries or honeymoon. Among them, there are also countless celebrities who want history, cultural beauty, food and, naturally, romance. The top destinations are Venice, Lake Como, the Tuscan castles and the Amalfi Coast, but are also less classic venues such as Savelletri di Fasano, in the Puglia countryside, that served as a backdrop for Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s wedding. The couple chose the exclusive Borgo Egnatia, an all-white resort that was once a farming village. Set in the Itria Valley and surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, it has been transformed into magnificent villas with swimming pools, and it offers complete privacy (bor ...
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El negocio del lujo, según François-Henri Pinault
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
El líder del grupo francés Kering habla sobre el comercio electrónico, el trabajo con celebridades y el estilo de vida que promueve su empresa
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Pinault, o homem por trás de marcas como Gucci e Saint Laurent
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
François-Henri Pinault, presidente do conselho e diretor-presidente do grupo francês de artigos de luxo Kering, acredita que a palavra luxo é usada em excesso. “Você é sempre mais luxuoso que alguém e você é sempre menos luxuoso que outra pessoa.” Sua empresa é dona de 22 grifes e marcas esportivas, como Gucci, Saint Laurent e Puma.
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To Global Heads of State: 'We Are at a Critical Juncture For People and Our Planet'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This letter was originally sent to global Heads of State in the lead up to the G20 meeting in November, by twenty-two leaders in business and civil society, calling for them to make a long-term goal in the COP21 agreement an urgent personal priority. To global Heads of State, We are writing to you because we believe we are at a critical juncture for people and our planet. As you will be aware, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have committed to limit the global average temperature increase to below 2°C 1. We are writing to request that this existing commitment is translated into an actionable Long-Term Goal at COP21. The science, economic costs and social risks of climate change are becoming increasingly clear. We believe that securing a Long-Term Goal in Paris should therefore be an urgent personal priority for you, as it is for all of us. Setting a Long-Term Goal is critical to protect people and the planet There ...
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To Global Heads of State: 'We Are at a Critical Juncture For People and Our Planet'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This letter was originally sent to global Heads of State in the lead up to the G20 meeting in November, by twenty-two leaders in business and civil society, calling for them to make a long-term goal in the COP21 agreement an urgent personal priority. To global Heads of State, We are writing to you because we believe we are at a critical juncture for people and our planet. As you will be aware, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have committed to limit the global average temperature increase to below 2°C 1. We are writing to request that this existing commitment is translated into an actionable Long-Term Goal at COP21. The science, economic costs and social risks of climate change are becoming increasingly clear. We believe that securing a Long-Term Goal in Paris should therefore be an urgent personal priority for you, as it is for all of us. Setting a Long-Term Goal is critical to protect people and the planet There ...
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To Global Heads of State: 'We Are at a Critical Juncture For People and Our Planet'
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
This letter was originally sent to global Heads of State in the lead up to the G20 meeting in November, by twenty-two leaders in business and civil society, calling for them to make a long-term goal in the COP21 agreement an urgent personal priority. To global Heads of State, We are writing to you because we believe we are at a critical juncture for people and our planet. As you will be aware, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have committed to limit the global average temperature increase to below 2°C 1. We are writing to request that this existing commitment is translated into an actionable Long-Term Goal at COP21. The science, economic costs and social risks of climate change are becoming increasingly clear. We believe that securing a Long-Term Goal in Paris should therefore be an urgent personal priority for you, as it is for all of us. Setting a Long-Term Goal is critical to protect people and the planet There ...
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Francois-Henri Pinault: The Business of Luxury
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
The Kering group chairman and CEO on fashion, e-commerce and the meaning of luxury.
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Moving From Words to Deeds to End Anonymous Companies
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A year ago my B Team colleagues Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Francois-Henri Pinault, Guilherme Leal, Ngozi Okonjo-Iwaela and Paul Polman and I published an open letter to the G20 arguing that exposing the corporate shell game is good for business -- and the world. What we said then is still true today: "anonymous shell companies allow criminals and corrupt businesses and officials to hide money and evade law enforcement. Anonymous shell companies have been used to siphon off government revenues from the sale of natural resources in developing countries, while drug cartels have laundered millions of dollars through the United States using these vehicles." The G20 took an excellent first step a year ago by adopting High Level Principles for Beneficial Ownership Transparency -- committing to require that companies disclose their owners so that corruption and impunity can be reduced and competitiveness and transparency in business improved. The Transparency Inte ...
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Kering shares drop on struggling Gucci sales
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Share prices of French luxury and sports clothing group Kering fell sharply in Paris Wednesday on news of disappointing first quarter performance by its Gucci unit. Though Kering reported a rise in first quarter group revenues of 11.4 percent to 2.7 billion euros ($2.9 billion), investors dumped its stock on word of slowing sales of luxury brand Gucci, which accounts for 60 percent of group profit. "Group revenues, up in the first quarter of the year, reflect a complex economic and monetary environment as well as the transition underway at Gucci," Kering chief executive Francois-Henri Pinault said in a statement, in which he also noted "tough market conditions overall in the Asia-Pacific region" facing Gucci. Beneficial exchange rate effects helped Gucci sales increase by 3.7 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period last year.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of François-Henri Pinault
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    Several days into the trial, on May 7, 2012, Evangelista and Pinault reached an out-of-court settlement.
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    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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  • 2011
    Age 48
    In February 2011, Pinault announced that he would head Kering's luxury goods branch.
    More Details Hide Details The purchase of Puma in 2007, the selling of Conforama in 2011 and the announcement of the Group's intention to sell Redcats (La Redoute, Cyrillus, Vertbaudet) and Fnac in the future illustrate Pinault's wish to reinforce PPR group in the luxury and sport & lifestyle sectors. In June 2011, Kering acquired Californian brand Volcom to add to its sport & lifestyle division.
  • 2009
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The English version was narrated by Glenn Close, and the Spanish version by Salma Hayek. In April 2006, he was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur.
  • 2008
    Age 45
    In 2008, Pinault launched Kering's Corporate Foundation for Women's Dignity and Rights, a part of Kering Home.
    More Details Hide Details Pinault is a supervisory board member of ELA, a European NGO campaigning for research in leukodystrophy.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    In June 2007, he became president of German sports retailer Puma's executive committee, the newest group acquisition.
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  • 2006
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Pinault founded the Electronic Business Group in 2000, and is the owner of Stade Rennais, a French Ligue 1 football club.
  • 2005
    Age 42
    Pinault dated supermodel Linda Evangelista from September 2005 to January 2006, In late June 2011, Evangelista filed court papers that revealed her son, Augustin James Evangelista, had been fathered by Pinault.
    More Details Hide Details After several court appearances, aimed at establishing a child-support agreement, Evangelista formally filed for a child support order in Manhattan Family Court on August 1, 2011, seeking $46,000 per month in child support from Pinault. It was reported that if granted, this amount "would probably be the largest support order in the history of the family court".
    In March 2005 Pinault became chairman and CEO of Kering.
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  • 2003
    Age 40
    In May 2003, Pinault's father gave him the presidency of Artémis, as the controlling shareholder of the Group, founded in 1992.
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    In May 2003, he was appointed vice-president of the board until March 2005.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 38
    From January 2001 to March 2005, he was a member of the Kering Security Board.
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  • 2000
    Age 37
    In February 2000, Pinault became vice-president of the internet branch of Fnac, alongside Serge Weinberg, board president.
    More Details Hide Details He launched PPR Interactive, a structure dedicated to new technologies.
  • 1996
    Age 33
    Pinault was married to Dorothée Lepère from 1996 to 2004 and they have two children together, a son François and daughter Mathilde.
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  • 1993
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 26
    In 1989, he became head manager of France Bois Industries, and then of Pinault Distribution in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details PPR became Kering in 2013.
  • 1987
    Age 24
    Pinault began his career at PPR in 1987, now known as Kering and in 1988 became manager of PPR's buying department.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on May 28, 1962.
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