J. Mendel Names Marc Durie as President & CEO
"I am delighted that Marc Durie is joining the J. Mendel team in this pivotal role," said Gilles Mendel, Chief Creative Officer and fifth-generation family member of J. Mendel. "After conducting a thorough search with our partners, The Gores Group, we are convinced that Marc is the right leader for J. Mendel's future. His intimate knowledge of the luxury universe, along with his considerable experience in key international markets, makes him well-poised to achieve successful growth of the J. Mendel brand around the world. I very much look forward to partnering with him."
A graduate of Ecole de Management de Lyon, Marc Durie began his career in product management at Louis Vuitton, before moving to Yves Saint Laurent in 2003. With an extensive background in merchandising and strategic marketing, Durie was part of the leadership team that engineered the successful turnaround of the house of Yves Saint Laurent. Between 2008 and 2011, he served as president of Yves Saint Laurent Asia Pacific, doubling the regional footprint and spearheading successful expansion into China. He returned to Louis Vuitton in 2011 as Vice President, Merchandising, Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for product and visual merchandising in 13 countries.