PPR Appoints New Head of M&A

French retail-to-luxury group recruits Charles de Fleurieu from telecom firm.

PARIS — French retail-to-luxury group PPR has appointed Charles de Fleurieu as mergers and acquisitions director, effective immediately.


De Fleurieu joins PPR from France Télécom — Orange Group, where he was senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, he worked for the American law firms Coudert Brothers and Kilpatrick Stockton, working on cross-border transactions and projects in France, China, the United States and England.


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The 38-year-old succeeds Todd Hymel, recently appointed chief operating officer of PPR’s sport and lifestyle division, and will report to PPR group chief financial officer Jean-Marc Duplaix.