Biography

The Richemont Group

At the beginning of 1999 he took over the leadership of the Richemont Group, second largest luxury goods group in the world, specialising in jewellery, watch-making and accessories through 19 international brands (Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Purdey, Baume & Mercier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lange & Söhne, Officine Panerai, IWC, Piaget, Montblanc, Chloé, Shanghai Tang, Lancel, Dunhill, Azzedine Alaďa, Roger Dubuis, NET-A-PORTER.com, Peter Millar).

Alain Dominique Perrin is an emblematic figure in the luxury goods world, and is renowned for Cartier’s renaissance and international development.

He was the first to define “modern luxury”. Having developed a whole range of “Must de Cartier” items, he was also a pioneer in the fight against counterfeit goods.

In 2003, the year of his 61st birthday, he became Executive Director of Compagnie Financičre Richemont, a position he still holds today. He also presides over the fortunes of the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art.

In 2004, the Minister for Culture appointed him President of the Public Establishment of the Jeu de Paume, dedicated to art and photography. He is also a member of the International Board of the Tate Gallery (London).

Father of five, Alain Dominique Perrin, is a Commander of the Legion of Honour, Commander of the National Order of Merit, Commander of Arts and Letters and Officer of Agricultural Merit.
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