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Alain Dominique Perrin, the man responsible for the international development of the Cartier brand, has been appointed president of EFMD, the European Foundation of Management Development, the European business school accreditation body. He succeeds Ray van Schaik, the former chairman of Heineken, who is stepping down after 12 years.

Since 2003, Mr Perrin has been executive director of Richemont, which owns a portfolio of leading international brands including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Montblanc and Alfred Dunhill. He also owns his own vineyard.

“Management education and the development of talented and responsible people is without question one of the most important aspects for companies and business schools today,” says Mr Perrin. “EFMD is a leading figure in the drive for improved standards and quality assurance.”

According to Eric Cornuel, director-general and chief executive of EFMD, ”Alain is a leading figure in the international business community and we are delighted that he has accepted to work more closely with EFMD. His experience and knowledge will be a great benefit to EFMD as the network becomes more and more globally based.”


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