Richemont appoints Louis Ferla as Chief Executive Officer of Cartier

Louis Ferla Chief Executive Officer of Cartier

Switzerland-based luxury goods company Richemont has announced the appointment of Louis Ferla as Chief Executive Officer of Cartier.

Ferla who currently serves as chief executive officer of Vacheron Constantin will succeed Cyrille Vigneron effective 1 September 2024. Vigneron, 63, who is retiring after 8 years at the helm will assume the position of Chairman of Cartier Culture & Philanthropy.

‘I am delighted that Louis has accepted to take on the top role at Cartier. He has earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues across the Group and of the industry at large for having so brilliantly positioned Vacheron Constantin at the pinnacle of Haute Horlogerie. His experience and leadership qualities will prove invaluable for Cartier’s long-term success,’ Johann Rupert, Chairman of the Board, said in a press release.

‘I have always admired Louis’ strategic vision and inspiring management style, which have served him well in turning Vacheron Constantin into one of the world’s leading luxury watchmakers. I look forward to seeing Cartier continue to thrive under his leadership,’ Nicolas Bos, CEO of Richemont, added.

‘We are delighted to welcome Louis back to Cartier. His outstanding leadership skills, exceptional business acumen and deep affinity for our Maison make him the ideal candidate for the role. I look forward to working with Louis in my new role,’ Vigneron added.

Ferla has been CEO of Vacheron Constantin since 2017. He joined Richemont in 2001 starting at Alfred Dunhill as Area Sales Manager in Hong Kong and then as general manager in Taipei. In 2006, he joined Cartier, where he held various senior executive positions, namely across the Middle East, India and Africa, before being appointed CEO of China. In 2015, he was promoted to the jewelry maison’s executive committee as international director of clients and business.

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