PARIS – Concetta Lanciaux, a longtime pillar of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s human resources department and one of the most powerful recruiters in fashion, is leaving the company and setting up a new strategic consultancy, effective in March.

LVMH revealed the changing of the guard Monday and trumpeted the arrival of her successor, Chantal Gaemperlé, who joins LVMH as director of human resources from Nestlé.Gaemperlé will also become a member of LVMH’s executive committee. Prior to Nestlé, where she has been head of corporate management development and sourcing since 2001, Gaemperlé was h.r. director for Merrill Lynch in Switzerland.A graduate of the University of Lausanne, Gaemperlé, 44, started her career at Philip Morris.

In a statement, LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault said Gaemperlé would “bring a great deal of talent, energy and experience” to LVMH.

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