December 2, 2011
It was a very intimate event. And like I said I was very surprised and pleased to have been invited. It was attended by the country’s top magazine editors and publishers. It was a rare opportunity to meet the chairman of the most one of the most recognized luxury brands. Mr. Carcelle is credited to have transformed Louis Vuitton from being a trunkmaker into a “luxury behemoth” selling diverse products.
A couple of months ago, news broke out that Mr Carcelle will leave his post as Chairman and CEO to become the president of Louis Vuitton Foundation by 2013, a Frank Gehry-designed museum outside of Paris that will house the group’s art collection. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA appointed Danone executive Jordi Constans to succeed the 63-year-old Mr. Carcelle who will remain on the executive committee.
With Jean-Baptiste Debains (President of LV Asia Pacific), Yves Carcelle and Rhea De Vera (country manager of LV Philippines) unfortunately Edouard Faure, General Manager for Micronesia and the Philippines was cut off from the photo. The kind gentleman who took the photo couldn’t figure out my camera; it was zoomed in.
The LV Manila team. It was a reception-slash-working visit for Mr. Carcelle who did the rounds, met with Ayala executives and checked the back rooms. He was only in Manila for 6 hours. Like I said, rare opportunity.
Can I just say that I love my Olympus PEN EP3 and my Soft Set curls? It’s been a week and it’s holding up real well. Hee hee.