Patrice Louvet (born 1964) is a French American business executive. The CEO and president of the Ralph Lauren Corporation since July 17, 2017, he began his career at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1989, where he held numerous executive roles across Northeast Asia, North America and Eurpe. In 2015 he became group president of P&G's global beauty and hair care units, a role he held until June 30, 2017. He currently serves on the board of Bacardi Limited.
Patrice Jean Louis Louvet was born in 1964 in Saint-Cloud, France, spending his youth in both France and the United States. In 1986, Louvet graduated from ESCP Europe with a master's degree in business administration (MBA) and earned a second MBA from the University of Illinois in 1987. During his graduate studies, he served as a marketing professor for undergraduate students and authored the book Overcoming Barriers to Entering the US Market. From 1987 until 1989, he briefly served as a naval officer and aide-de-camp to an Admiral in the French Navy.
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL is a publicly traded, United States-based holding company that, through its subsidiaries, designs, markets and sells high end men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings to customers worldwide. Ralph Lauren Corporation traces its roots to the 1967 founding of the Polo Ralph Lauren company by American designer Ralph Lauren. Polo Ralph Lauren is the corporation's flagship brand. Ralph Lauren Corporation also manages several other brands, including Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco and Chaps.