PARIS — Kering has added Héloise Temple-Boyer to its board, replacing Patricia Barbizet, vice chairman of the board, who has stepped down after nearly three decades working for the Pinault family.
Temple-Boyer, deputy chief executive officer of Artémis, the investment arm of the Pinault family, joined the company in 2013 as investment director and takes her position on Kering’s board as representative of Financière Pinault, the holding company of Artémis. The executive previously worked for Groupe Casino, Rothschild & Cie and Advent International.
In a statement, François-Henri Pinault, board chairman, thanked Barbizet for her “immense contribution” to the group’s transformation into a global luxury group over the years. Barbizet joined Groupe Pinault as chief financial officer in 1989.
Well-known in the French corporate world, Barbizet has served on the boards of a number of French listed companies, including construction company Bouygues, Air France-KLM and carmaker Groupe PSA and was ceo of Artémis from 1992 until this year, as well as ceo of Christie’s International from 2014 to 2016. She is on the boards of Total and Axa.
In another recent board change, Kering in November named Ginevra Elkann, the granddaughter of Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, to the board to replace Laurence Boone, who resigned following her appointment in June as the OECD’s chief economist.