[Shanghai, Dec, 2023]Galeries Lafayette, the globally renowned French department store, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nicolas Morineaux as the new Chief Executive Officer for China, effective from December.
Nicolas Morineaux brings with him an impressive portfolio of over 20 years of international experience in the fashion & jewelry industry. He has held key positions with prestigious groups such as LVMH and Richemont, working with luxury brands like Celine, Loewe, Kenzo, and Van Cleef & Arpels in the Asia Pacific and the United States. A graduate of ESSEC Business School, Morineaux's expertise will be instrumental in driving the acceleration of Galeries Lafayette’s brand through comprehensive omni-channel and multi-universe diversification strategies.
Since opening its flagship store in Beijing in 2013, Galeries Lafayette has been on an expansion in China, planting its flag in Shanghai in 2019, followed by Shenzhen and Chongqing in 2023. Earlier this year in April, Galeries Lafayette further cemented its presence by forming a joint venture with Hopson Group, a leading property company in South-East China with a national reach.
For over a century, Galeries Lafayette has positioned itself as the curator of international designs with a distinctive French twist. Infused with joy, elegance, and curiosity, the brand is committed to offering clients a unique experience by presenting a constantly renewed selection from over 400 top French and international brands, ranging from affordable to premium and luxury.
As we welcome Nicolas Morineaux to the helm, we would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to Lawrance Shum for his invaluable contributions to Galeries Lafayette in China. We wish him the very best for his future endeavors.
About Galeries Lafayette
A world-famous, leading French department store, Galeries Lafayette has been the undisputed expert in fashion and events for the past 130 years. It strives to make each visit a unique experience by offering French and international clients a constantly renewed selection of the best brands, ranging from the affordable to premium. Present in the fashion, accessory, beauty, interior decoration, fine foods and catering sectors, the brand is celebrated for its 57-store network in France - including 19 of its own and 38 subsidiarised ones - and ten current and upcoming international stores.