January 30


05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

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The French luxury goods conglomerate, Société Cartier, was founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847. The company has a long history of sales to royalty, quintessentially expressed by King Edward VII as ‘the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers’. By 1909, Cartier has had branches in London, New York and St Petersburg – notably on New Bond Street and Fifth Avenue – and became a truly global brand through the 20th Century. More recently, Cartier was ranked the top global luxury brand in the Kadence Luxury Index 2018.

Cyrille Vigneron has been predominantly at Cartier since joining in the late 1980s, only stepping out for two years to become President of LVMH from 2014. After returning as CEO and President in January 2016, Vigneron has moved decisively and effectively in improving the fortunes of the jewellery manufacturer, including addressing the watch business that had suffered from what he dubbed ‘a serious backfire’. Further, under his stewardship, Cartier has engaged in social responsibilities, notably with the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards supporting female entrepreneurs. Vigneron’s previous positions include: MD of Cartier Japan, President of Richemont (Cartier’s parent company) Japan and MD of Cartier Europe. In addition to his role, he is a father of four children with inspiration emanating from as wide a range as philosophy, music and Japanese culture.






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