EXCLUSIVE: Michael Burke Adds a Wingman at LVMH Fashion Group

PARIS – Making his first major hire as chairman and CEO of fast-growing LVMH Fashion Group, Michael Burke has brought over Louis Vuitton executive Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou to become his deputy, WWD has learned.

Executive vice president, strategic missions, at Vuitton since 2022 and a key builder of its menswear business, Angeloglou officially starts March 11 as managing director of LVMH Fashion Group, reporting directly to Burke.

Angeloglou is to take over the direct responsibility for Fendi, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Pucci, Stella McCartney, Patou and Off-White, while the Fashion Group’s largest and fastest-growing properties, Celine and Loewe, fall directly under Burke.

The executive was spotted not far from Burke’s elbow at several shows during Paris Fashion Week, which wrapped on Tuesday.

“I am delighted to team up again with Pierre-Emmanuel,” Burke said in a statement shared exclusively with WWD, calling Angeloglou a “key player” in Vuitton’s success story.

“His capacity to articulate a compelling vision, coupled with the empowerment vested in his teams, will enable the Fashion Group Division to fully embrace the objective of heightening the magic of these extraordinary maisons, with their amazing capacity for innovation and their unique history and savoir-faire,” Burke commented.

A seasoned L’Oréal executive, Angeloglou was global brand president of L’Oréal Paris, the world’s largest beauty label, when he joined Vuitton in 2019, initially as strategic missions director for fashion and leather goods.

He was handed responsibility for its men’s division in 2020, then exploding under creative director Virgil Abloh. Under Burke’s guidance, Angeloglou built the men’s business up to 5 billion euros, market sources estimate.

Angeloglou took on increasing responsibilities at Vuitton as an executive vice president, also adding women’s accessories, digital innovation, visual merchandising and communication to his remit.

Prior to steering L’Oréal Paris, Angeloglou for three years held the position of general manager of L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division in North Asia and for four years oversaw that division in Brazil, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Angeloglou was also general manager of Lascad in Paris and global vice president of L’Oréal Paris skin care. He joined L’Oréal in 1996, starting as a product manager in Italy and then France. He holds degrees from HEC Paris and CEMS.

In a major changing of the guard at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton involving two of the industry’s most accomplished and admired executives, Burke succeeded Sidney Toledano at the head of LVMH Fashion Group last month.

Toledano become an adviser to LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault, a responsibility he took up alongside roles at the Paris fashion school IFM, French fashion’s governing body, and family commitments.

Last year, Michael Burke bowed out of Vuitton after a stellar 10-year tenure as its chairman and CEO, during which revenues tripled to exceed 21 billion euros, with profitability leaping fourfold, according to market sources.

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