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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Birthday
28 May 1962
home town
France
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How Donald Trump Weaseled His Way Into Getting Salma Hayek's Number
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Salma Hayek Flew A Mariachi Band To Cannes For The Best Reason
Huffington Post - 9 months
Salma Hayek was so proud of the Latino star power present at the Cannes Film Festival last month, she hired a mariachi band to celebrate. The Mexican actress appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday, where she explained how and why she orchestrated the impromptu performance, which took place during the festival’s 70th anniversary gala dinner on May 23.  “I realize that out of these hundred people from all over the world, at least 10 percent were Latinos, most of the 10 percent were Mexican, and they were my friends,” Hayek said of the festival. “And I felt such a sense of pride and I was so moved that I went crazy.” So much so, the “Beatriz At Dinner” actress said, that mere hours before the dinner was set to begin, she declared to her husband, François-Henri Pinault, “We need to bring a mariachi tonight!” Though her husband expressed some doubt, Hayek made it happen. She flew a band in from Paris and rounded up what mezcal and tequila she ...
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Tearful Salma Hayek At A Loss For Words Over Manchester Attack
Huffington Post - 9 months
Salma Hayek had trouble offering a response to the Manchester Arena attack during an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 dead and more than 50 injured, many of them children. Hayek was being interviewed for the Kering Women in Motion Talk at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday when she was asked about her response to Monday night’s terror attack. She said she had not slept Monday night.  “I’m not sure what to feel today, and I’m terrified, and I don’t know what to say to my daughter,” she said. “And I’m not going to pretend that I’m sorted out, that I’m very smart about it, because I’m still emotionally impacted.”  The actress was particularly jarred because Grande is her daughter Valentina’s favorite singer and easily could have been at the show if the concert were held in London, where Hayek lives with her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault.  “It’s her favorite singer. My daughter’s 9. She would have been there, with or without me,” she said. “This is one ...
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François-Henri Pinault, Kering Chief, on Why Green Is the New Black
NYTimes - about 1 year
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 2 years
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 (bo...
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El negocio del lujo, según François-Henri Pinault
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
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 2 years
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 2 years
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 Ther...
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To Global Heads of State: 'We Are at a Critical Juncture For People and Our Planet'
Huffington Post - about 2 years
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 Ther...
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To Global Heads of State: 'We Are at a Critical Juncture For People and Our Planet'
The Huffington Post - about 2 years
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 Ther...
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Francois-Henri Pinault: The Business of Luxury
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
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 2 years
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 Int...
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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.
    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.
  • 2011
    Age 48
    In February 2011, Pinault announced that he would head Kering's luxury goods branch.
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  • 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.
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  • 2008
    Age 45
    In 2008, Pinault launched Kering's Corporate Foundation for Women's Dignity and Rights, a part of Kering Home.
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  • 2007
    Age 44
    In June 2007, he became president of German sports retailer Puma's executive committee, the newest group acquisition.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    In March 2005 Pinault became chairman and CEO of Kering.
  • 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.
    In May 2003, he was appointed vice-president of the board until March 2005.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 38
    From January 2001 to March 2005, he was a member of the Kering Security Board.
  • 2000
    Age 37
    In February 2000, Pinault became vice-president of the internet branch of Fnac, alongside Serge Weinberg, board president.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 26
    In 1989, he became head manager of France Bois Industries, and then of Pinault Distribution in 1990.
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  • 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on May 28, 1962.
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