LVMH Veteran to Take the Helm at Sephora

Guillaume Motte, new President and CEO of Sephora.

Six months after Martin Brok stepped down from the top post at Sephora “due to a divergence of views,” the beauty retailer has named Guillaume Motte as President and CEO.

Sephora parent company LVMH announced the appointment in a LinkedIn post last week. Motte will replace Chris de Lapuente, Chairman and CEO of the LVMH Selective Retailing division, who took over the post when Brok left in June 2022.

Motte currently serves as Deputy CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group, a role he took in May 2021 after more than three years as CEO and President of Sephora’s European and Middle Eastern business. Prior to his time at LVMH, Motte also held leadership roles at Celio and Middle Eastern retail conglomerate Al Tayer Group, which runs retail operations in the region on behalf of brands including Gap, Crate & Barrel and Bobbi Brown.

“I am delighted to welcome Guillaume back to Sephora as President and CEO,” said de Lapuente in the LinkedIn post. “His experiences over the past two years in LVMH Fashion Group alongside Sidney Toledano have broadened his prestige brand-building expertise and deepened his already extensive retail and business skills at a global level. I have no doubt he will continue to build Sephora into the extraordinary premium beauty retailer we envision.”


Motte rejoins Sephora as it makes big moves to maintain its prominence in the competitive U.S. beauty sector, including:

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