2012 September 25
Lacoste Names Sophie Lacoste Dournel President
(NEW YORK) After celebrating 80 years of the infamous croc, Lacoste has named Sophie Lacoste Dournel president of the non-executive board of directors, succeeding her father, Michel Lacoste. The board of directors is composed of 11 members, including five members of the Lacoste family, three execs at Maus Frères SA, and three independent directors: Patrick Thomas, CEO of Hermès International, Franck Riboud, Danone CEO, and Micheline Kaufmann, former chief marketing officer at Chanel.
"By giving me their trust, the shareholders of Lacoste and the members of the board of directors have validated my plans for the firm,” said Lacoste Dournel. “I am very proud to have been chosen to lead the transition to a new generation.”
Sophie Lacoste Dournel created the Foundation René Lacoste to provide children with greater access to sports and has served as a non-executive board member since 2005.
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