PARIS — Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has named Eric Marechalle chief executive officer of fashion house Kenzo. The appointment confirms a report in WWD on Dec. 31.

Marechalle joins LVMH from The Zannier Group, where he had worked since 2000, most recently as head of children’s clothing brand Catimini, LVMH said in a statement. He began his career at C&A France, it added.

This story first appeared in the January 7, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

He succeeds James Greenfield, who will take on new — as yet unspecified — duties within LVMH.

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