Mr. Patrick Thomas is the business guru of the Luxury business. CEO of luxury purveyor Hermès till 2014, he is known to transform brands, gloriously run them and give design talent room to breathe. When he joined Hermes in 1989 as a Managing Director he was the first non- family member in a leadership role at this iconic fashion brand.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Ardian Private Equity ( Chairman), Château Palmer (Bordeaux Wine) - Laurent Perrier (Champagne) - Leica - Massilly - Renault - Shang Xia (Luxury Goods in China / Chairman).
Mr. Thomas is a graduate of the French Business School ESCP, one of the oldest and best known business schools in the world.