Concetta Lanciaux – Keynote Speaker

Luxury goods consultant and former Senior Advisor to Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH

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Specialist Subjects

  • Brand Strategy
  • Luxury Branding
  • Global Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Talent Search: Creative Talent
  • Boards
  • CEOs
  • Executives
  • Management Assessment: Through coaching or interviews


  • Italian


Having left LVMH, Concetta Lanciaux continues to consult in the luxury goods sector across the world. She joined Bernard Arnault, Chairman of LVMH in 1985 and left in 2007. She played a key role in the organisational development of the Groupe Arnault, introducing innovative practices, injecting highly creative designers and strongly contributing to the modernisation of the French luxury industry.


In 2007 she created her own company as a Strategy and M&A adviser. She is member of several boards (Fendi, Reale Mutua, Insead Euro Asia Center, French Institute of Fashion, Business School Bocconi, …) and of several juries attributing prizes to fashion designers (Festival d’Hyères…) and management books (Prix Manpower, Prix de l’Expansion).


She is a honorary fellow of the London Business School and a well-known worldwide conference speaker on the subjects of Luxury branding, strategy, alignement of organisational development, brand growth, innovation and creative talent assessment. She is the author of several books and articles.


Concetta Lanciaux was nominated by ELLE 2006 in the Top 50 Business Women in France. She was attributed the Marisa Bellisario Foundation Award as most influential businesswoman of a quoted company in 2002, and she was voted one of the 30 most influential businesswomen in Europe by the Wall Street Journal Europe in 2001.


Within the group LVMH, she worked to create ties between the French and Italian luxury industries, notably by contributing to the agreement between professional couture associations. She also contributed to the expansion of LVMH in Italy (2500 employees) and further to the strategy leading to the purchase of Fendi, Rossi Moda, Pucci, etc).


In July 2001 Dr Lanciaux was promoted to Group Executive Vice President of Synergies with the mission of preparing the Group for the future by initiating and developing transversal projects that will create new value. She was also in charge of communication and CEO development throughout the LVMH House in London where regular forums and programmes were organised in partnership with the London Business School.


Concetta Lanciaux is the author of two publications (Humanist & Scholastic Poetics – Bucknell University, 1981 and Reward Strategies – ESF Editions, Paris, 1990) and many other articles. She lectures at numerous international academic institutions and participates in conferences worldwide. She is a member of several renowned Boards.


Dr Lanciaux speaks English, French and Italian.

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