1 April-31 December 2021
Philippe HOUZE

About me


Philippe Houzé is the Executive Chairman of the Galeries Lafayette group, a family-run company with 125 years of history in fashion, retail and commerce which owns the Galeries Lafayette, BHV/MARAIS, Galeries
Lafayette Royal Quartz, Louis Pion, Mauboussin and BazarChic brands. 
A graduate from INSEAD Business School, Philippe Houzé began his career with Monoprix in 1969. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Monoprix in 1982 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1994, holding the position until November 2012. He was Co-Chairman of the Galeries Lafayette Group from 1998 to 2004 and was appointed Executive Chairman in 2005.
A renowned expertise in retail, fashion and marketing, Philippe Houzé led the transformation of Monoprix through innovation, making it a leading city-centre retailer. As Executive Chairman of the Galeries Lafayette group, he contributed in making Galeries Lafayette the leading European department store with the ambition to act as a multi-channel and innovative retail player and to promote the French "Art of Living".
In 2014, Philippe Houzé acquired a significant stake in the world's second food retailer, Carrefour group, on behalf of the family's holding company, Motier. It holds today an 11.5% stake of the Group and 15.5% of the voting rights. In 2017, Philippe Houzé acquired a 51% shareholding in La Redoute, aiming to own 100% by 2021.
Philippe Houzé was named in 2015 "international retailer of the year" by the National Retail Federation.

About Galeries Lafayette Group:
A responsible group and leading physical and online retailer with French roots and international standing.
Specialised in city-centre fashion retailing, the Galeries Lafayette group positions itself, in France as well as overseas, as the benchmark in omni-channel retailing and contributes to promoting the French "Art of Living" through its brands. Strengthened by its architectural heritage and a strong innovative culture, the Galeries Lafayette group receives more than 60 million visitors every year in its 290 stores and e-commerce websites. It enjoys a long-standing, emotional connection with its clients that it nurtures at every opportunity, both online and in store, to provide them with the best possible experience in retail and creation. Over time, the Group has built up the international recognition of its iconic brands: Galeries Lafayette, BHV MARAIS, La Redoute, Mauboussin, Galeries Lafayette-Royal Quartz Paris, Louis Pion and BazarChic. The Group supports the brands in their asset,
digital and creative transformation through Citynove and Lafayette Anticipations - Galeries Lafayette Corporate Foundation. One of France's leading private employers with nearly 14,000 employees, the Galeries Lafayette group has built its identity on a set of fundamental values: sharing its passion for clients, daring to innovate, growing stronger together and striving for excellence.

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Executive Chairman

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