Valérie Hermann appointed to the Board of Directors of Lacoste Holding

Lacoste Holding is strengthening its Board of Directors by appointing Valérie Hermann, 59, who will bring her strong international expertise in brand strategy, fashion and luxury. She will bring her experience of the sector as well as her managerial expertise to the strategy and development of Lacoste worldwide.

Thierry Guibert, CEO of MF Brands Group, said: “I am delighted to have Valérie Hermann join our Board of Directors. Her knowledge and skills in the fashion world as well as her background will be valuable contributions to the Board’s reflections and I look forward to her commitment and solid experience.”

After serving as Chairman and CEO of Yves Saint-Laurent and Reed Krakoff, Valérie Hermann spent 6 years at Ralph Lauren where she was appointed President of Global Brands. Since January 2020, she has been Managing Director of the EPI Group’s Fashion and Luxury division, which includes the J.M. Weston and Bonpoint brands. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the family-owned group.

A graduate of HEC, Valérie Hermann is a knight of the Legion of Honor.


An entity of the MF Brands Group (, Lacoste Holding brings together the Lacoste, Aigle, Tecnifibre and The Kooples brands.