The Ritz Paris is delighted to welcome Natalie Bader Messian to its board of directors, effective January 6th, 2020. An expert in luxury, branding and retail, Ms. Bader Messian brings her considerable experience to the promotion of the legendary hotel.
A graduate of Idrac Business School & IFA Sciences Po, Natalie Bader Messian has contributed to building an impressive array of internationally renowned prestige brands.
In her previous position as President of the Clarins brand, she spearheaded the modernization and renewal of the French beauty house.
As Managing Director of Prada France, she supervised the expansion of the Prada, Miu Miu and Church’s brands in the French market. As President of Fred (LVMH Group), she restored the brand’s luster and relaunched the iconic “Force 10”, now the jewelry house’s absolute best-seller.
In addition, Ms. Bader Messian served as Director of Marketing and Brand at Sephora during the brand’s masterful transformation into a truly innovative temple for beauty; she also spent more than 10 years as International Marketing Director at Chanel.
With her arrival, the Ritz Paris — a beautiful and iconic hotel founded by César Ritz in 1898 — ushers in an exciting new chapter in its development. For the magnificent house on the Place Vendôme, it’s an ideal opportunity to reconnect with its festive, creative and passionate history.
Natalie Bader Messian:
March 2014 to July 2018: President, CLARINS
March 2011 to March 2014: CEO, PRADA France (Prada, Miu Miu, Church’s)
December 2006 to February 2011: CEO, FRED Jewelry (LVMH Group)
July 2003 to November 2006: Marketing, Communications & Brand Director, SEPHORA (LVMH Group)
1992 to 2003: CHANEL
- International Marketing Director (makeup)
- Media Director (perfumes and beauty, fashion, jewelry)
- Operational Marketing Director, Europe (perfumes and beauty) 1990 to 1992: Product Manager, YVES ROCHER
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