PARIS – Hubert Guerrand-Hermès, a leading member of the family that owns and runs Hermès International, has died at the age of 75, according to a notice in the daily Le Figaro. The cause of death was not given.

Guerrand-Hermès studied law before joining the management of Hermès, according to his profile on the Web site of the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace. He was vice chairman of Emile Hermès SARL, which represents the family shareholders, and general manager of the group’s real estate companies.

Guerrand-Hermès was formerly a foreign trade adviser to the French government. A collector, he was also treasurer of the Société des Amis du musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou.

He was made an officer of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian distinction, in 1999.

Guerrand-Hermès is survived by his wife, son and daughter. Funeral services are to be held at the Protestant Church of l’Etoile in Paris on May 30.

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