Patrice Louvet is a French American business executive. The CEO and president of the Ralph Lauren Corporation since July 17, 2017, he began his career at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1989, where he held numerous executive roles across Northeast Asia, North America and Europe. In 2015 he became group president of P&G's global beauty and hair care units, a role he held until June 30, 2017. He currently serves on the board of Bacardi Limite.
Early life and education
Patrice Jean Louis Louvet was born in 1964 in Saint-Cloud, France, spending his youth in both France and the United States. In 1986, Louvet graduated from ESCP Europe with a master's degree in business administration (MBA) and earned a second MBA from the University of Illinois in 1987. During his graduate studies, he served as a marketing professor for undergraduate students and authored the book Overcoming Barriers to Entering the US Market. From 1987 until 1989, he briefly served as a naval officer and aide-de-camp to an Admiral in the French Navy.
As of May 2017, Louvet is based in the New York area. He and his wife Christine have two children.