Arnaud Champenois has joined Belmond as the company’s new senior vice president, marketing and brand, effective immediately.
Champenois joins Belmond from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he has held the position of vice president, brand director for Asia Pacific since 2011. He has over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications in the luxury goods and services sector, having also served as regional ASEAN brand director for brands such as Biotherm, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent at L’Oreal Luxury Products Division. Before moving to Singapore in 2009, he was marketing director for L’Oreal Travel Retail for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier roles also include working for Cartier in London for three years.
Champenois is a French national and graduate from Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, with a degree in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Luxury Marketing and Communication. He is passionate about the arts, design, gastronomy and enjoys trekking and diving around the world, Belmond said.