Bringing together Silicon Valley expertise and global leaders in the field, the Stanford Arts Institute will present a series of conversations in the 2013-2014 academic year, organized by Cathy Horyn, fashion critic for The New York Times. The series will bring diverse perspectives from the fields of design, photography, business, and criticism to the Stanford community.
Antoine Arnault is the Chief Executive Officer of Berluti, a Paris based company specialized in high quality products for men. Berluti is part of the LVMH Group, of which Antoine Arnault is a member of the Board since 2006. He has a degree from HEC Montreal and obtained his MBA from INSEAD, Paris, in 2005.
In 1999, Antoine Arnault founded the first French company that managed the registration of domain names on the web : Domainoo.com.
In 2002, he joined Louis Vuitton and successively occupied the following positions :
• Louis Vuitton network direction, where he directly managed 12 Louis Vuitton stores in France.
• In 2007, he became Director of Communications, Advertising and Publishing departments
• In 2009, Digital Development and Media Purchases are added to his directorship.
January 2011 saw him join Berluti as Chief Executive Officer, with the ambition of developing the label and expanding its categories from shoes and leather goods to apparel, accessories, and lifestyle items. In December 2013, Antoine Arnault became President of Loro Piana in addition to his current functions.
In 2001, he won the Jacques Douce prize for the best new company. In 2011, he initiated the “Journées Particulières” project, whose concept was to give access behind the scenes of 40 different Maisons in the LVMH Group. 100 000 visitors came to the 1st edition and 120 000 came in June 2013 to the 2nd edition. He is passionate about cinema, design and golf.