Frédéric Arnault (29), the son of Bernard Arnault (74), chairman of the world’s largest luxury group LVMH, has become the head of LVMH’s watch division. He is also rumored to be the romantic interest of Lisa from the girl group BLACKPINK.
On January 5, many international media outlets reported that LVMH announced that Frederic Arnault has been promoted to the CEO of LVMH’s watch division, which includes brands such as TAG Heuer, Hublot, and Zenith. He had previously served as the CEO of Swiss luxury watch brand TAG Heuer since 2020.
Last year, there were rumors circulating about a possible romantic relationship between Frédéric Arnault, one of Chairman Arnault’s five children, and BLACKPINK’s Lisa. They were seen together in both the United States and France, which sparked speculation about their relationship.
They shared photos taken in similar locations and were even spotted sitting side by side on a sofa at an airport in Los Angeles. Additionally, they were seen attending a UEFA Champions League match between Saint-Germain and Newcastle in Paris, France.
However, both individuals have remained silent regarding the dating rumors.
In the meantime, industry experts evaluate that this recent promotion solidifies the positions of Chairman Arnault’s children within LVMH. The eldest daughter, Delphine (48), has been serving as the Chairwoman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture, the second-largest fashion brand within the group, since last year.
The eldest son, Antoine (46), stepped down from his role as the head of the menswear brand Berluti earlier this year to focus on negotiating sponsorship contracts for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Additionally, he holds the position of CEO at Christian Dior SE, an LVMH holding company. The third child, Alexandre (31), serves as the Deputy CEO responsible for product and communication at the jewelry brand Tiffany. The youngest, Jean (25), works as the Head of Marketing and Development in the watch division.