Patrice Louvet, a French-American business executive, is a name that has become synonymous with success in the corporate world.
Born in 1964 in Saint-Cloud, France, Louvet spent his youth between France and the United States and went on to become the CEO and President of Ralph Lauren Corporation, a role he has held since July 17, 2017.
Before joining Ralph Lauren, Louvet had a successful career at Procter & Gamble (P&G), where he held several executive positions across North America, Northeast Asia, and Europe.
Today, Louvet also serves on the board of Bacardi Limited, solidifying his place as a well-respected leader in the business world.
During his graduate studies, he served as a marketing professor for undergraduate students and authored the book Overcoming Barriers to Entering the US Market.
From P&G to Ralph Lauren
In 1989, Louvet joined Procter & Gamble’s marketing department in France and rapidly rose through the ranks. Over the years, he held numerous executive roles across Northeast Asia, North America, and Europe, showcasing his versatility and adaptability in different regions and markets.
In 2015, Louvet became group president of P&G’s global beauty and hair care units, a role he held until June 30, 2017.
In May 2017, the Ralph Lauren Corporation selected Louvet as its future CEO and president, a testament to his track record of success and leadership at P&G. Louvet stated plans to retire from P&G on June 30, with the company saying it would name a successor to lead its beauty division at a later time.
As the new Ralph Lauren CEO, Louvet reports to executive chairman and creative director Ralph Lauren and the company’s board of directors.
New era of success
Louvet is tasked with steering the company into a new era of growth and success. He has a track record of driving transformation and delivering results, and he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.
Ralph Lauren, who stepped down as CEO in 2015, was “thrilled” about “finding the right partner to work with me,” citing Louvet’s “collaborative working style, transformation experience, and intense focus on results.”
Louvet is poised to make a significant impact at Ralph Lauren. He is committed to leading with purpose and integrity, and his passion for the fashion industry and his commitment to excellence are sure to inspire and motivate the entire team at Ralph Lauren.
Under his leadership, the company is set for a promising and continued success and growth, and he is well-positioned to continue to make a lasting impact in the fashion world.
Persistence pays off
He is a true leader and a visionary who is committed to driving change and delivering results. His passion for the fashion industry and his commitment to excellence are sure to inspire and motivate the entire team at Ralph Lauren, and his appointment as CEO and president is a promising sign for the future of the company.
Louvet’s success story is an inspiration to us all, and his journey to the top is a shining example of what is possible with hard work, perseverance, and a never-say-die attitude.