Julien Gommichon has been named president of Diptyque and Byredo Americas, which are both owned by Manzanita Capital.
Gommichon started in his new role earlier this month, where he will lead the teams for both brands in the U.S. He will report directly to Fabienne Mauny, global brand chief executive officer of Diptyque and Byredo.
Gommichon spent the past 15 years at Chanel in varying capacities, most recently as executive vice president of fragrance and beauty for the U.S. market. Other positions he held at the company include leading Chanel Middle East and India, where he led beauty, fashion and watches and fine jewelry, as well as sales and marketing roles in Scandinavia, Europe and Russia.
“Julien brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of both the beauty and luxury industries, from a strategic sales and marketing perspective as well as expertise in functional operational delivery,” Mauny said. “His arrival is a key step in reinforcing our organization in the U.S. to make our two brands stronger in this territory.”