From the president
Founded over 175 years ago, the house of Hermès is enriched by its long history, and by a commitment to humanist values that has underpinned its development from the outset – values that are best defined as a shared vision, handed down over five generations of directors. A vision based on the harmonious, coherent development of the house's financial, human and cultural capital. Each generation of directors – and now the sixth – has carried forward, simply and in its own way, the belief that a business that makes nothing but money is poor indeed: that a truly successful business must also know how to "add value" in human and cultural terms.
Created in April 2008, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès reflects Hermès's determination to consolidate and extend its policy of committed philanthropic support. The Foundation is a vehicle for generous acts of citizenship reflecting the humanist values of the founders of the house of Hermès and their close, long-standing links with the arts.
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is a public-interest organisation reflecting the core values of the house of Hermès, supporting cultural and philanthropic projects steered by individuals and external organisations, in four key areas:
promoting traditional craft skills and expertise,
support for the creative arts,
access to education and training,
the preservation of environment (biodiversity)
Founded jointly by Hermès International and Hermès Sellier, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is managed by a Board of 18 members presided by Pierre-Alexis Dumas, with two vice-presidents, Pascale Mussard and Nicolas Puech.
Headquartered in Paris (the birthplace of the house of Hermès in 1837), the Foundation pursues its vocation both in France and abroad.
The Board of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès comprises representatives of the founding companies (Hermès Sellier and Hermès International), representatives of the staff of these companies, and qualified individuals from the Foundation's spheres of activity:
Patrick Albaladejo, Deputy Chief executive (Strategy and Image), Hermès International
Henri-Louis Bauer, Associate Producer, Chez Louis Post-Production; Executive Board President, Émile Hermès SARL
Ménéhould de Bazelaire, Director (Cultural Heritage), Hermès International
Valérie Burguière, HR Development Manager ; Staff representative of Hermès Sellier
Frédéric Dumas, Advertising Photographer
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Artistic Director, Hermès International; President of the Foundation
Bernhardt Eichner, Director-general, Hermès Service Groupe
Pierre Fleuriot, Chief Executive Officer, Crédit Suisse France
Jérôme Fougeras de Lavergnolle, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Saint-Louis
Hubert Guerrand, Vice-President, Émile Hermès SARL
Françoise Guichon, Conservateur du patrimoine; Head of Design department, Centre Pompidou-Paris
André Larquié, President, Théâtre Musical de Paris-Châtelet; President, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy; President, Cité Internationale des Arts.
Pascale Mussard, Artistic Director, "petit h"; Vice-President of the Foundation
Nicolas Puech, Vice-President of the Foundation
Mineaki Saito, Deputy Chief executive (Marketing), Hermès International
Catherine Tsékénis, Director of Cultural and Philanthropic projects, Hermès; Secretary-general of the Foundation.
Laurence Tubiana, Director, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
Cyrille Violot, Head of Commercial law, Hermès International; Staff representative of Hermès International
The team at the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès comprises:
Catherine Tsékénis, Director
Frédéric Hubin, Head of communications
Blandine Buxtorf-D'Oria, Head of project
Clément Le Duc, Head of project
Clémence Miralles-Fraysse, Head of project
Manon Renonciat-Laurent, Head of project