Herve de Coatgoureden is French and holds a masters degree in management from SKEMA business school validated partly in South Africa at USB Stellenbosh university. He started his career in the very well reputed mass-market sports retail company Decathlon for 5 years when he decided to move into Luxury Fashion retail due to his passion for designers and clothing.
Growing up as a child in Paris near Avenue Montaigne, choosing to work for Christian Dior in 2007 in London was a dream and for 2 years he held several managerial position in Sloane Street , Harrods and Selfridges.
Coming back to Paris, he took on the challenge to develop the Travel Retail network for Prada, opening their first boutique in Europe and developing the business within Charles de Gaulle Airport. Then he has been appointed to managed all the Prada concessions for Menswear and womenswear in Printemps Mall boulevard Haussman in Paris managing divers cultural teams and up to 6 shop in shops.
Experiencing cultural diversity has always been a driver for Herve and he found himself another challenge at Christian Dior in the Middle East being Abu Dhabi city Retail Manager in charge of the opening of the flagship store in Galleria Mall and developing a strong business through clienteling and service excellence.
He is now developing his expertise in the region focusing on market such as UAE, Kuwait and Bahrein.