25 Oct Lacoste Names Deputy CEO
Lacoste promoted Catherine Spindler to deputy chief executive officer. Spindle joined Lacoste as chief brand officer in 2019.
Spindle is responsible for strengthening the brand’s identity through its markets and distribution channels, improving its go-to-market strategy within each region Lacoste operates globally.
Thierry Guibert, CEO, Lacoste, said, “Catherine Spindler’s appointment comes after three years spent at the service of the brand, which has enabled us to breathe new life into the collections, to increase its desirability and its global influence and to raise our CSR requirements and commitments even higher. I am happy to be able to count on Catherine at my side to continue Lacoste’s development and support its ambition to become the most inspiring brand in fashion-sport.”
Spindler began her career at LVMH at Guerlain. In 2001, she joined the Rocher Group and held various communication and marketing positions, managing the expansion of the Yves Rocher brand in the Asian market. In 2008, Spindler became vice president and a member of the Executive Committee of the Dr. Pierre Ricaud brand. In 2014, she joined the Veepee Group as chief marketing officer before being appointed France’s managing director and vice-president group customer experience. In 2019, she joined the executive committee of Lacoste, where she became chief brand officer.
Lacoste is owned by Maus Frères International, which owns Gant, Aigle, Tecnifibre, and The Kooples.