Emaar Malls taps former M&S exec Bousquet-Chavanne as CEO

Former Mark & Spencer board member and executive Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne will take over as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai’s Emaar Mall in August.

Mr. Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, who is said to have announced his resignation from Marks & Spencer on Twitter, will replace Emaar Malls CEO Nasser Rafi, who remains with Emaar group in an unspecified position.

Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne (biography) served at Marks & Spencer as Board Member and Executive Director of Customer Marketing & M&S.Com. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the international branded consumer goods industry, in London, Paris and New York.

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne is the new CEO of Emaar MallsHe joined M&S as Corporate Director of Strategy and Business Development in September 2012. He was appointed in July 2013 to Chief Brand and Marketing Officer across all M&S’s activities in specialty food, fashion, home, beauty, energy and banking, whilst continuing to direct M&S strategy implementation.

Mr. Bousquet-Chavannehas made the development of digital capabilities and branded content a business priority at M&S, whilst putting consumer insight and advanced analytics at the heart of a new CRM program.

He assumed additional responsibility for the International business in July 2014, overseeing all Group activities across 50 countries.

Prior to joining M&S, Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne was a Group President of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., where he oversaw the global affairs of some of the company’s largest brands including Estée Lauder, MAC and the Designer Fragrances division.

Earlier at Estée Lauder, he was a member of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Executive Committee as President of Estée Lauder International Inc, directing the expansion of all Estée Lauder company portfolio brands across 130 countries.

He stepped down from Estée Lauder in 2008 to pursue new opportunities in the private equity field.

Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne sat on the board of Brown-Forman Corporation, a global spirits company, he was a member of the board of HSN, Inc. between 2008 and 2013 and also sat on the board of Collectively.org, a sustainability driven platform aimed at millennials.

Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne also served as the Chairman of The Fragrance Foundation in USA and as a member of the Advisory Board of the New York City Ballet.

He holds an MBA from Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and an Advanced Management degree from Stanford’s Executive Program in Strategy and Organization. Patrick is married and has two daughters.