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Kering Taps New Legal Director

Eric Sandrin joins the firm effective June 10.

PARIS — Kering has named Eric Sandrin its group legal director, effective June 10.

 

He reports to group managing director Jean-François Palus.

 

Sandrin, 49, was previously general legal counsel at French reassurance company Scor.

 

He succeeds Michel Friocourt, who is to become an advisor to Kering chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault on topics including governance, organization, strategy and development, in addition to specific brand missions.

 

Kering spans luxury brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Boucheron, plus sport and lifestyle concerns including Puma and Volcom.

 

Friocourt has been with the group since 1990, witnessing its transformation from a retail-based conglomerate to a specialized player in apparel and accessories.

 

A lawyer by training, Sandrin’s resume also includes stints at Atos Origin, General Electric and the law firms Lyonnet & Bigot in Paris and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York.