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Sandro parent SMCP names new Group CFO

Tom Shearsmith
05 January 2021

SMCP, the parent company of Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot and De Fursac, has announced the immediate appointment of Patricia Huyghues Despointes as Group Chief Financial Officer.

Huyghues Despointes joins SMCP after more than 15 years within the LVMH Group. She was CFO of Givenchy for more than four years, executing its strategy alongside the Management team, while leading the finance, IT, legal and audit teams.

Prior to that, she led the Financial controlling team of the Fashion & Leather Goods division for over five years, consisting of fifteen Brands. Patricia first joined the LVMH’s corporate finance team in 2004, participating in key projects in the fields of financing, taxation and acquisitions.

In her role as CFO, she will also join the SMCP Executive Committee.

Daniel Lalonde, SMCP’s CEO, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Patricia to the Group’s Executive Committee as Chief Financial Officer. Over the course of her extensive career, she has led the finance functions and teams, contributing to the success of many Fashion and Luxury Brands.

"Her excellent knowledge of our environment and her financial expertise are major assets that will contribute to our Group’s success as we enter into a new chapter in our history."

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