Merci Maman has announced the appointment of Jean-Michel Ledru as new CEO of the jewellery brand.
Ledru has replaced the brand’s founder, Arnaud de Montille, in the role, while de Montille has now taken on the role of CFO.
Ledru is a “highly experienced” business leader who has experience in finance, sales, training, HR, operations and business management. He has worked in more than 25 countries across Europe and Africa.
Prior to Merci Maman, Ledru was head of EDHEC’s Business School corporate incubators, and programme director of its MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Through previous roles, he has gained “significant experience in helping structure and nurture the growth of multiple businesses”.
Béatrice and Arnaud de Montille, founders of Merci Maman, said: “Jean-Michel is a people and customer-centred individual with a strong history of creating highly engaged teams, which ideally suits him to Merci Maman’s strong culture.
“He has excellent business experience and the drive to help us take the company to the next level of growth and development.”
They added: “Jean-Michel has been involved in the company as a member of the Board and has been collaborating with Béatrice since 2015 when she was appointed patron of EDHEC’s MSc in Entrepreneurship led by him.
“We are very pleased to continue building this strong relationship with Jean-Michel and we look forward to working with him over the next few years to continue the exceptional growth of our business.”
Ledru added: “I am very happy to join the team and the great adventure of Merci Maman.
“With the founders and the management team we have the ambition to continue the strong growth of the company, and to accelerate its international development whilst keeping the values of the brand which structure the team and to which our customers are so attached.”