PARIS — Jean-Marc Gallot, who recently rejoined Louis Vuitton as executive vice president, commercial activities, in charge of the international division, is heading to Fendi Group, WWD has learned.
Gallot is expected to become the Roman house’s managing director, succeeding Philippe Fortunato, who is slated to become Vuitton’s new president in China, also overseeing Mongolia and Macau.
The changes are expected to take place next month.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Louis Vuitton declined to comment on Tuesday.
The shuffling of senior executives at LVMH was precipitated last December when longtime Fendi chief executive officer Michael Burke was named the new ceo at Roman jeweler Bulgari, with Pietro Beccari, Vuitton’s Paris-based executive vice president, named his successor.
Source said Christopher Zanardi-Landi is to take up Gallot’s responsibilities at Vuitton. It is understood that Beccari’s functions are being handled by Vuitton ceo Yves Carcelle and Jordi Constans, who is to succeed Carcelle at the end of the year, having joined the French luxury goods powerhouse last year from French food giant Danone SA.
Zanardi-Landi has worked for the past 10 years at LVMH, most recently as president of China for Vuitton. Prior to that, he was with L’Oréal and Richemont Group, also in roles overseeing Asian markets.