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Portrait de François-Henri Pinault
Birthday : 05/28/1962
Place of birth : Rennes (22) - France
Country of residence : France
Linked companies : Kering

Founder of Pinault SARL, François-Henri Joseph Pinault is a French businessperson who has been at the head of 9 different companies and presently holds the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Kering SA, Chairman of Yves Saint Laurent SAS and Chairman for Sowind Group SA (both are subsidiaries of Kering SA), Chairman for The Kering Foundation and Chairman of Artémis SA.

He is also Member-Management Board at Société Civile du Vignoble de Chateau Latour and Managing Partner at Financière Pinault SCA and on the board of 13 other companies.

Mr. Pinault previously was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Société Nouvelle du Theatre Marigny, Chairman-Supervisory Board at Boucheron Holding SA, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Redcats International Holding SAS, Chairman-Supervisory Board of Gucci Group NV and Director at FNAC SA.

Mr. Pinault received an undergraduate degree from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris.

Current positions of François-Henri Pinault 
NameTitle Since
(Apparel & Accessories Retailers)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 2000
Artémis SA Chairman 2003
Sowind Group SA Chairman 2008
Yves Saint Laurent SAS Chairman 2003
The Kering Foundation Chairman -
Brioni SpA Director 2012
Thing Daemon, Inc. Director -
Christie's International Plc Director 2003
Sapardis SA Director 2008
Ulysse Nardin Le Locle SA Director -
Gucci Group Italia Holding Spa Director -
Stella McCartney Ltd. Director 2011
Kering Netherlands BV Non-Executive Director 2013
Kering International Ltd. Director 2013
Kering UK Services Ltd. Director -
Sapardis SE Director 2008
Kering Holland NV Non-Executive Director -
Kering Eyewear SpA Director -
Financière Pinault SCA Managing Partner 2000
Société Civile du Vignoble de Chateau Latour Member-Management Board 1998

François-Henri Pinault : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Jean-François Palus Kering
Sapardis SA
Yves Saint Laurent SAS
Artémis SA
Ulysse Nardin Le Locle SA
Sowind Group SA
Stella McCartney Ltd.
Kering Eyewear SpA
Brioni SpA
Michel François Friocourt Kering
Kering International Ltd.
Kering UK Services Ltd.
Yves Saint Laurent SAS
Sapardis SA
Stella McCartney Ltd.
Kering Netherlands BV
Patricia Barbizet-Dussart Kering
Financière Pinault SCA
Artémis SA
Yves Saint Laurent SAS
Société Civile du Vignoble de Chateau Latour
Christie's International Plc
Kering Holland NV
Albert Bensoussan Kering
Sowind Group SA
Ulysse Nardin Le Locle SA
Roberto Vedovotto Kering
Kering Eyewear SpA
Jean-Marc Duplaix Kering
Sapardis SA
Francesca Bellettini Kering
Yves Saint Laurent SAS
Béatrice Lazat Kering
Sapardis SE
Gilles Francois Pagniez Christie's International Plc
Financière Pinault SCA
Artémis SA
François Pinault Financière Pinault SCA
Artémis SA

Biography of François-Henri Pinault 
François-Henri Pinault, (born ), is a French businessman and the CEO of Kering. He is the son of the company's founder, businessman François Pinault. Often nicknamed "FHP", he is also Director of Financière Pinault and the President of Groupe Artémis' executive board. As of|2013|03, Forbes magazine reported Pinault and his family had a net worth of $15 billion.


François-Henri Pinault graduated from HEC School of Management in 1985, and completed military service in the French Consulate Economic Expansion station in Los Angeles, during which he was in charge of studying fashion and new technology sectors.

Career in Kering
Pinault began his career at Kering in 1987 and in 1988 became manager of Kering's buying department. In 1989, he became head manager of France Bois Industries, and then of Pinault Distribution in 1990.

Pinault was appointed CEO of CFAO (formerly Compagnie Française de l’Afrique Occidentale) a retail subsidiary of the Group in Africa and in the overseas territories in 1993, specializing in cars and medicine and in 1997 became CEO of Fnac. In February 2000, Pinault became vice-president of the internet branch of Fnac, alongside Serge Weinberg, board president. He launched PPR Interactive, a structure dedicated to new technologies.

From January 2001 until March 2005, he was a member of the Kering Security Board. In May 2003, he was appointed vice-president of the board until March 2005.

In May 2003, Pinault's father gave him the presidency of Artémis, as the controlling shareholder of the Group, founded in 1992.

In March 2005 Pinault became Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kering.

On 20 June 2007, he also became president of German sports retailer Puma's Executive Committee, the newest group acquisition. On 17 February 2011, Pinault announced that he would head Kering's luxury branch.

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 will to reinforce PPR group in the luxury and "Sport & Lifestyle" sectors.

Source @ Wikipedia

20 years after the end of his studies at HEC, he already controlled one of the most powerful retail groups in Europe.

Since on 14/02/2009, he is married to the famous actress Salma Hayek and together they had a daughter Valentina Paloma, born September 21, 2007.

In August 2011, the former top model Linda Evangelista asked him 32 000 euros per month for the alimony of their son Augustin.

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François-Henri Pinault : Connections 
Volcom Luxembourg Holding SA
PPR Americas, Inc.
Redcats Management Services
Kering Americas, Inc.
Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities Co., Ltd.
Gucci Luxembourg SA
E-Lite SpA
Design Management 2 SRL

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