THOMAS O’NEILL NAMED LVMH JEWELRY PRESIDENT
NEW YORK — LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton has named Thomas J. O’Neill president of the jewelry group under the LVMH watch and jewelry division.
For nearly three years, O’Neill had been president and chief executive officer of LVMH’s fashion and leather goods for the Americas, where he oversaw support services and commercial management for such LVMH brands as Louis Vuitton, Celine, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy and Pucci. He is also ceo of Marc Jacobs, a post he will continue in until a successor is named.
O’Neill was in charge of Vuitton’s retail expansion and the addition of shoes and ready-to-wear. He joined Vuitton in 1997 after 13 years with Tiffany, where his last post was executive vice president for international markets. O’Neill will be based in Paris and report to Christian Viros, president of the LVMH watch and jewelry division.
Fred Wilson will replace O’Neill in the leather goods arena. After 21 years with DFS Group Ltd., ultimately as president and chief merchandising officer, Wilson was named president and ceo of Specialty Retail Concepts in 1999 and was simultaneously president and ceo of eLuxury.com, a LVMH Internet venture.
Wilson will be based in New York and report to Yves Carcelle, president of the LVMH fashion and leather goods division.