François-Henri Pinault is Managing Partner of Financière Pinault, Chairman of Artémis and CEO of Kering. He is also Vice-Chairman of Puma’s Board of Directors.
François-Henri Pinault is a member of the Board of Directors of I2PO.
After graduating from HEC Paris business school in 1985, François-Henri Pinault joined the Pinault Group in 1987, where he held various positions in several of the company’s main businesses. In 2000, he became Deputy CEO of Kering, in charge of developing the Group’s Internet activities. In 2000, he was appointed Managing Partner of Financière Pinault. Three years later, he was appointed Chairman of Artemis executive board. In 2005, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Kering, which he gradually transformed into a global Luxury group. He has developed Kering into a pioneer in sustainability with a deep commitment to women – two causes that are particularly close to his heart. He also chairs the Kering Foundation, founded in 2009 to combat violence against women. His vision of modern, authentic and responsible Luxury is at the heart of Kering's success and its ambition to be the world’s most influential Luxury group in terms of creativity, sustainability and long-term economic performance. François-Henri Pinault has also been on Bouygues’ Board of Directors since December 1998. He has been a Board Member of Christie’s International since 2003.
It has a strong track record in Leisure space, with several strategic investments, and notably Ponant (cruise company), Stade Rennais (Football Club), Christie’s (Auction house), Le Point (Press), FNAC (Leisure goods distribution) etc. Artemis has also a strong track record in Tech. investments, notably Square, Farfetch, GOAT, Bowery Farming, Stitch Fix, ByteDance, 1st DIBS, Red River West Funds, etc.