Since his arrival at the historic Old Bond Street site in London in 1992 as Managing Director of Cartier UK Ltd, Arnaud Bamberger has become a well-known and respected figure on the social and sporting scene.
Born shortly after the end of World War II into a branch of the famous Lumiere family – inventor of cinema – Arnaud was brought up in France. He studied both Philosophy and Economics in Paris. It was in the mid-Seventies, whilst working as Sales Promotion Director for Rothmans, that his cosmopolitan flair – he is tri-lingual – was noticed by Alain Dominique Perrin, then the President of Cartier.
Arnaud spent several years as Cartier’s Export Director, based in Paris, but his command of the English language prompted a move in the early 1980s to New York. Here he took up the role of Vice President, Retail and opened up an impressive 15 stores during his time stateside. In 1987, he was tempted back to his homeland to head up the retail operations worldwide.
After five years in Paris, Arnaud was yet again tempted by a challenge overseas, so the position of Managing Director, UK at the very nadir of the recession proved too alluring. Under his successful management this important market for Cartier has more than tripled its turnover and sales continue to thrive.
In recognition of his work for Cartier, Arnaud was awarded the highly prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur at the French Ambassador’s residence on 21st April 2009.
In addition to his Cartier role, Arnaud also oversees the watch brands of the Richemont Group in the UK.
In September 2010, Cartier International announced Arnaud Bamberger’s appointment into the new position of Cartier UK Executive Chairman.
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