PARIS — Patrick Choel will succeed Maurice Roger as chairman of Parfums Christian Dior on April 15, confirming a report in these columns on Wednesday. The change was revealed in a statement from Dior’s parent company, LVMH Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which is owned by Bernard Arnault.
“Bernard Arnault and Maurice Roger reached a mutual agreement to search for a successor after Roger expressed his wish to leave the company for personal reasons,” the statement read.
Choel, 52, has been president and chief executive officer of Chesebrough-Pond’s in the U.S. since 1993. Roger took the top job at Dior in 1982.

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