The LVMH Chair Experience by Laure Corvaisier, LVMH Chair 2007, as Marketing Director France, Kenzo Parfums
The LVMH Chair Experience by Nina Zukanovic, LVMH Chair 2004, as Managing Director of Nicholas Kirkwood (Nina has now moved to a new position and is Senior Vice President Merchandising at Christian Dior Couture)
Being part of the LVMH Chair was a chance to mix passion and knowledge. The Chair is a unique opportunity to acquire business analytical tools as well as to get an insider view of the industry.
Business courses taught in the Chair such as Luxury Brand Management, Semiotics or Retail Strategy have broadened my knowledge of the sector while giving me the keys to understand the challenges the industry faces now and will face in the future.
Meeting professionals from the LVMH group was an opportunity to share their experience and views on the perspectives of the changing Luxury World. These “behind the scenes” seminars allowed us to deepen the analysis by confronting it to business reality.
The chair unveiled new possibilities and encouraged me to discover new branches in this industry. Wines & Spirits is an example and that's why I chose to do my apprenticeship at Moët Hennessy Diageo.
LVMH Chair 2009
Digital & Marketing Director - UK
When I joined ESSEC, getting accepted into the LVMH Chair was a goal for me. I was fascinated by the luxury world and wanted to develop management skills specifically designed for this unique industry. And the content of the LVMH Chair’s program was, by far, more interesting than I could have ever imagined.The courses taught in the program are really inspiring and give you different kind of insights into the luxury sector.
Luxury is about emotion, passion and dream, and the Chair perfectly embodies these values. The various seminars and « on the field » experiences further contribute to it and provide you a unique chance to meet with professionals at all levels and working in different kind of areas.Even years after graduating from the LVMH Chair, the knowledge I acquired during that period still proves to be useful.
LVMH Chair 2016
Watch Team Leader
Being part of the LVMH Chair was definitely one of the highlights of my time at Essec. It is of course a great platform to meet professionals in the luxury business who share about their experience & career. Also, the different visits that we made (Bvlgari headquarters & flagship, Lesage workshop, Dior flagship...) were opportunities to discover the different branches of this sector.
Mostly, the chair creates a very stimulating environment by gathering students who are passionate, knowledgeable and always eager to learn more about this fascinating industry.
The LVMH Chair helped me to reinforce my career choices. After graduating from Essec, I joined Christian Dior Couture and then Chaumet where I now work as a Senior product manager.
I am glad to see that the LVMH Chair is evolving and adapting to this digital era, looking forward to see the new content!
LVMH Chair 2016
Senior Product Manager
The LVMH Chair is definitely an invaluable point of entry into the LVMH ecosystem but it is also one of the richest corporate learning programs you can take a part in if you are interested in working in Luxury. Joining the LVMH Chair not only helped us discover the most prestigious Maisons from the inside, it also gave us the opportunity to be accompanied by inspiring experts, to visit prestigious factories and to work on real life cases, giving us a voice to speak our minds. Thanks to the LVMH Chair I was able to find my first internship in Louis Vuitton, participate and win the very first edition of the DARE LVMH Open innovation program and sign my first job with LVMH HQ while still studying at ESSEC. Within two years I’ve worked in three different Maisons of the group and this wouldn’t have been possible without the “open doors” provided by the LVMH Chair. The LVMH group and ESSEC share one core value which I believe to be of the upmost importance: the entrepreneurial spirit. Both teach us to dare. If you want it, you can – just go get it!
LVMH Chair 2017