Francis Gros

Francis Gros

Group Travel Retail Director - LUXOTTICA

An ESSEC MBA graduate, Francis has over 20 years of experience in the luxury goods and fragrances industries.
This includes overseeing the Japanese market for make-up brand Bourjois, developing the fashion accessories business for Mantero Seta where he became the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, and as Managing Director of niche fragrance and scented candles business Diptyque.

In 2007, he joined Luxottica and became responsible for the eyewear company's dedicated worldwide travel retail division. Under Francis' leadership, Luxottica Travel Retail has expanded rapidly, with regional offices established in London, Miami and Singapore, tripling the division’s sales inside four years. Francis has also taken an active role in promoting the wider sunglasses category, which has ranked as the fastest growing category in travel retail for the last three years.


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