Patrice Louvet is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation and also serves on the Ralph Lauren Board of Directors.
Mr. Louvet joined Ralph Lauren Corporation in July 2017 after serving as Group President at Procter & Gamble. In his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Louvet is accountable for driving Ralph Lauren Corporation’s Next Great Chapter strategy and execution. He is focused on delivering sustainable, long-term growth and value creation for the iconic brand globally, in partnership with Mr. Ralph Lauren and the broader leadership team.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Louvet has overseen several different multi-billion dollar brands, ranging from Gillette to Pantene to SK-II, and has held business leadership roles globally in Europe, Asia and North America. Mr. Louvet has a proven track record of growing major global brands across diverse distribution channels, from e-commerce to wholesale to directly operated retail, and through developing strong partnerships with retailers and iconic fashion houses, including Gucci and Hugo Boss.
Mr. Louvet currently serves on the audit committee of the board and the Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited, which he joined in July 2012.
Mr. Louvet graduated from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and received his MBA from the University of Illinois. He served in the French Navy from 1987-1989 as Naval Officer, Admiral Aide de Camp. Mr. Louvet and his wife have been married for more than 20 years and have a son and daughter. They currently live in New York.