Jacques Levy joined LVMH from Staples International in 2003 where he was appointed President of Sephora Europe before being named Global President and CEO two years after. He was considered as one of the main architects of the recovery and development of the beauty retail channel purchased by the French luxury group in 1997. He was at the origin of the development of Sephora’s own brand and opened the retailer’s flagship stores in Paris and New York.
Jacques Levy died on the 1st of January 2012 in Los Angeles, after a long illness. He was 62.
Graduated from France’s Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Levy also worked at Darty and Galeries Lafayette and Disney.
Levy stepped down from his role at the LVMH group in March 2011. Following his work at Sephora, Levy joined Guess as an advisor to Paul Marciano, a company founder.