Jacques-Olivier Chauvin is an expert on luxury, with a 25-year career spanning both the hotel and retail industries. After graduating from Paris’ HEC School of Management, Mr. Chauvin was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the legendary Taillevent Restaurant in Paris, at a time when the company was diversifying to become a true gastronomic brand focusing on global expansion including a growing wine division. From there, he made a move to the iconic Louis Vuitton brand, supervising the opening of the first flagship store on the Champs-Élysées and gaining incredible knowledge in the luxury retail sector, which is still one of his true passions today. Chauvin saw many commonalities between retail and hospitality, as both possess the ultimate goal of exceeding the needs of the discerning customer. Not long thereafter, Relais & Châteaux invited him to assume management of sales and marketing for the brand, which he did for three years before being appointed General Manager. After a decade, however, Mr. Chauvin sought greater challenges and Stanislas de Quercize contacted him to take over as Vice President Europe of Van Cleef & Arpels, an exciting new opportunity which enabled him to become involved in the luxury jewelry industry while developing the European network. After a few years, it was time for his career to take an entrepreneurial turn as he was approached with several development proposals — all of which he accepted. In 2016, he joined the FAUCHON board to support the opening of the brand’s first hotel, and was later named President of FAUCHON Hospitality in January of 2018.