Analysts said the Chinese conglomerate must take a long-term view, as throwing money at the brand is not enough.
The executive will lead Louis Pion, Galeries Lafayette-Royal Quartz Paris and Augis 1830.
The luxury giant’s four-month program includes a contest for the luxury experience of the future.
The move allows the French grocer to bulk up the nonfood part of its e-commerce business.
The French department store coined a new brand for the stores: Galeries Lafayette-Royal Quartz Paris.
The summit will take place May 15 to 16, stretching over two days for the first time.
The French department store featured Chinese art in the windows of the Paris Haussmann flagship.
Selected candidates will be invited to show their work at Milan Design Week in April.
The French luxury house will contribute 25 million euros toward the works, due to be completed in 2024.