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Richemont appoints Dr Bérangère Ruchat as Chief Sustainability Officer

Jeremy Lim
01 February 2022

Luxury Group Richemont has appointed Dr Bérangère Ruchat as its Chief Sustainability Officer to build on its ESG reporting and commitment to science based targets.

The operator of Cartier and Chloe said in a press statement that Dr Ruchat "will bring her deep sustainability expertise and collaborative track record to further develop the group’s vision and step up its sustainability ambition".

In her new role, Dr Ruchat will report to Burkhart Grund, Richemont's Chief Finance Officer, effective immediately.

Dr Ruchat joins the Group from the Switzerland-based Firmenich Group, where she was Chief Sustainability Officer and more recently, Senior Vice President, Sustainability. During her 12-year tenure, Dr Ruchat established unique partnerships, drove Firmenich sustainability strategy and led the group ESG reporting.

She previously held the role as Director of Partnerships at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) from 2004, having led the Partners in Action Program at the United Nations System Staff College, which she joined in 2000.

Dr Ruchat has previously been acknowledged by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Leading Women Awards for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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