Louis Vuitton promotes David Ponzo to head of global activities.

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LVMH. One week after naming Anthony Ledru as the new CEO of Tiffany & Co., the global luxury conglomerate has announced the appointment of David Ponzo as executive vice president for global commercial activities at Louis Vuitton.

The executive has more than proved his skills over the course of a career notable for its rich and varied international experience. This includes a range of management posts in Asia, at Omega, Swatch and finally at Louis Vuitton, where Ponzo became CEO and president for Japan in 2016, a role in which he appears to have attracted the attention of LVMH’s top management.

Choosing to stay in the Japanese capital, the executive held successive roles at Shiseido, Estée Lauder and Longchamp. Still in Asia, he then transferred to Coach, where he worked in Singapore and South Korea, before returning to Japan. Following a stint at Tesla, he joined LVMH again in 2017, taking over as managing director of duty free company DFS in Japan and Korea until January of last year. Most recently, Villeger has been focused on his own consulting firm, Tradentry.

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