Iris Knobloch

PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton plans to nominate Iris Knobloch to its board and Yann Arthus-Bertrand as an advisory board member.

A former Time Warner executive, Knobloch will replace Bernadette Chirac, the former first lady of France, who is stepping down after nine years.

Knobloch worked as an attorney in Los Angeles and London earlier in her career and has been president of Warner Bros Entertainment in France since 2006. She previously headed Time Warner’s international relations and strategic policy activity.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand  Courtesy

Arthus-Bertrand, a photographer and director, is known for raising public awareness of ecological issues, and plans to donate his board attendance fees to his Good Planet Foundation.

In a statement, LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault thanked Chirac for her contribution to the board and the group during her long tenure.

In its statement, the company noted it expects the appointees to contribute to a “renewed sensitivity” to environmental and societal issues.

LVMH earlier Thursday said it has signed on to standards set by the United Nations to fight discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and intersex people.

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