Bertrand Michaud, 58, has been the Managing Director of “Hermès UK” since September 2012.
From 2009 to 2012, Michaud was Regional Managing, based in New Delhi, in charge of the management, operations, and business development of Hermès in India, Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Africa.
In Hong Kong, where he spent 11 years as Regional Managing Director of “Hermès Asia Pacific” from 1998 to 2009, Michaud was President of the Foreign Trade Advisor of France, Board Member of the Macau-France Business Association, “Invest Hong Kong” Ambassador, member of the board of Pro Musicis, Director of the France-Hong Kong Cultural Association, and Trustee of the French Welfare Fund in Hong Kong. He is also the Honorary President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong and past Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce.
Bertrand is a graduate of the University of Paris with a BA in Law, a BA in Political Sciences, and a Masters in Public Law & Defence Studies.
In 1996, Michaud attended the National Defence College in Paris (Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale). Graduated from the Staff College, he is lieutenant colonel in the French Paratroopers Reserves Forces.
In France, he was awarded the Légion d’Honneur, the Ordre National du Mérite, the Defense Department Gold Medal and the Youth and Sport Department Medal.
Bertrand Michaud has three daughters.