Comex Hermès Groupe

Group management

Members of the executive Comity in the leather goods workshops of Pantin (Île-de-France).

From left to right: Agnès de Villers, Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Olivier Fournier, Sharon MacBeath, Guillaume de Seynes, Axel Dumas, Catherine Fulconis, Florian Craen, Charlotte David, Wilfried Guerrand, Éric du Halgouët. 

The Executive Chairman

The role of the Executive Chairmen is to manage the Group and act in its general interest, within the scope of the corporate purpose and subject to those powers expressly granted by law to the Supervisory Board and to General Meetings of shareholders.

The Executive Chairmen are assisted by the Executive Committee and the Operations Committee, which constitue the governing bodies.

Axel Dumas et Henri-Louis Bauer represents Emile Hermès SAS executive chairmans

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The Executive Committee

Hermès International’s executive management is comprised of the Executive Chairmen and the Executive Committee, which consists of Managing Directors, each of whom has well-defined areas of responsibility. Its role is to oversee the Group’s strategic and operational management. The Executive Committee meets every two weeks. Its composition reflects the Group’s main areas of expertise.

The Operations Committee

The Operations Committee, which reports to the Executive Management, is made up of certain members of the Executive Committee and the Senior Executives of the main métiers and geographical areas, as well as the sales and support functions of the Group.

Its duties are:

  • to involve Senior Executives in the Group’s major issues and strategic orientations;
  • to promote communication, sharing and reasonable exchanges amongst its members in their area of responsibility;
  • to enable the Executive Committee to take certain decisions.

The Operations Committee meets two or three times a year.


  • Axel Dumas - Executive Chairman
  • Executive Committee members (see above)

Senior Executives of the métiers

  • Alix Coindreau - Silk and Textiles
  • Laurent Dordet - Watches
  • Cielo Dunbavand - Women’s Ready-to-Wear
  • Véronique Nichanian - Men’s Ready-To-Wear
  • Anne-Sarah Panhard - Home
  • Élodie Potdevin - Fashion Accessories Métier and IoT
  • Ambre Pulcini - Jewellery and Shoes
  • Agnès de Villers - Perfume and Beauty

Senior Executives of the Geographical areas

  • Masao Ariga - Japan
  • Diane Mahady - United States and Latin America
  • Hélène Dubrule - France
  • Éric Festy - South Asia
  • Luc Hennard - China
  • Hinde Pagani - Digital Sales and Service
  • Florian Craen - Europe
  • Ségolène Verdillon - Travel Retail

Gender balance in governing bodies as at 31 december 2023

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