DFS Group is expected to reveal today that it is promoting its president of store operations, Michael Schriver, to group president of stores and business development, and bringing in Philippe Schaus, Louis Vuitton executive vice president, as group president of merchandising and marketing, WWD has learned.

The moves are part of an overall restructuring of the senior management team at the Hong Kong luxury retailer group, which is a division of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

Schriver has been with DFS since 1998, when he joined the company as vice president and general merchandise manager of DFS Hawaii after 20 years at R.H. Macy & Co. in the U.S. He was named president of worldwide store operations in 2008. Schaus, meanwhile, was named president of Louis Vuitton Europe in 2003, and promoted to senior vice president, international, in 2006 before assuming his most recent role in 2009. He will start at DFS in August.

The DFS moves also impact the reporting structure. Harold Brooks, president of DFS merchandising, and Jim Beighley, senior vice president of marketing and market development, will report to Schaus, while senior vice president of business development Christian Strang will now report to Schriver. He previously reported to DFS chairman and chief executive officer Ed Brennan.

DFS Group operates more than 200 stores at airports in the Asia-Pacific region, North America, India and Abu Dhabi, as well as 13 DFS Galleria stores in the Asia-Pacific region.

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