Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, Receives the 2013 « Prix EDHEC »

  Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, Receives the 2013 « Prix
                                   EDHEC »

  PR Newswire

  PARIS, June 11, 2013

PARIS, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Michael Burke, chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, has been named the 2013
recipient of the prestigious "Prix EDHEC," an honour that is awarded by the
alumni association of the French business school for which the prize is named.

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The Prix EDHEC has been awarded to deserving EDHEC alumni every year since
1983. The prize is awarded to alumni whose professional and personal
activities best exemplify the values and the excellence of the EDHEC Business
School education. 

Mr. Burke, graduated from EDHEC in 1980, started his career with in 1986. He
led the U.S. branch of Christian Dior from 1986 to 1993 and then went on to
manage Louis Vuitton's North American operations from 1993 to 1997. He was
named CEO of Christian Dior in 1997. 

After Fendi was acquired by LVMH in 2003, Mr. Burke was named President of the
brand, a fashion institution that he helped to transform and revitalize. In
February 2012, Mr. Burke took over the direction of Bulgari. Less than a year
later, in December 2012, he was named Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton.

Mr. Burke succeeds last year's prize winner, Philippe Léopold-Metzger, the CEO
of Piaget and a 1997 EDHEC graduate.

"Michael Burke embodies the passion for excellence that we hope to instil in
our graduates. Our Alumni are the best ambassadors we have as they exemplify
the superior quality of the EDHEC Business School education and the values of
responsibility and innovation our school has passed on to its graduates for
more than 100 years," said Olivier Oger, Chairman and CEO of the EDHEC Group.
"We are immensely proud of the positive contributions EDHEC alumni have made
to the finance and management sectors."

EDHEC Alumni by the numbers

  *EDHEC Alumni is an association that represents the graduates of the EDHEC
    Business School
  *EDHEC Alumni represents 24700 graduates in 120 countries
  *EDHEC Alumni hosts 400 events each year
  *EDHEC alumni provide career counselling to 300 undergraduates each year
  *EDHEC alumni provide
  *8 000 job offers to new graduates each year

EDHEC Business School by the numbers

  *6  000 students in degree programs and 10  000 professionals in
    continuing education programs
  *17 diploma programs , including ESPEME (a program for undergraduates),
    Masters in Management, Masters of Science, MBA, PhD in Finance
  * 23  000 participants for conferences and seminars organised in 28
  * 134 professors (49% of whom come from outside France ) and 810 visiting
  * 13 research and teaching chairs
  * A budget of 82M€ , 20% of which goes to research, one-third of the total
    budget comes from corporate partners
  *5 campuses - Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore
  * Triple Accreditation from EQUIS - AACSB - AMBA

At EDHEC our mission is to provide useful research and training for our
corporate partners and to provide the finest management and finance education
available to our students. Our motto, "EDHEC for Business," sums up our
dedication to producing academic research that has real-world implications for
our corporate partners, our students, and the society at large.

Press contact:

Delphine Kerfyser, Delphine.kerfyser@edhec.edu ,+33-1-53-32-87-65

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