Karen Vernet

Chief Merchandising Officer

  • 11 years of experience in FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) and 13 years in premium / luxury industry covering management and executive positions in purchasing, marketing and sales (key accounts)
  • Chief Merchandising Officer since 2020

After graduating from the Emlyon Business School, Karen Vernet has held a variety of positions throughout her career – Product Manager at L'Oréal in 1992; Group Manager at Danone in 1995; Marketing Manager (France), Group Manager and Key Accounts Manager at Wessanen-Bjorg from 2000 to 2006. In 2006, she became Marketing Director for the Italian decoration company Marazzi.
Karen Vernet joined the Printemps Group at the end of 2009 and served as Purchasing Director for different markets before extending her scope to E-Commerce Printemps.com development in 2018. She was appointed to her current position in 2020.