Francois-Henry Bennahmias is President & CEO of Audemars Piguet, The Americas, overseeing all financial, operational, sales, and marketing functions for the brand throughout North and South America including Mexico and the Caribbean.
Born in Paris, Francois-Henry began his career in professional sports, where he ranked as number 25 on the French golf tour. On the tour he developed a keen instinct for the challenge, adventure, and a bold drive for excellence -- attributes that have guided him in his leadership of Audemars Piguet, The Americas.
He refined his experience in the luxury fashion industry working for Giorgio Armani, Les Copains, Reporter, Peter Hadley, and Vilebrequin, where he developed an appreciation for the subtle characteristics of beauty, quality, and timeless innovation, which distinguish each Audemars Piguet timepiece.
Francois-Henry began his career at Audemars Piguet in France in 1994. In less than three years, he was promoted to lead the brand's operations in Singapore, and in 1996 took on added responsibility for Audemars Piguet in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Brunei, Australia, and Malaysia. Since his promotion to North American President in 1999, brand has experienced rapid sales growth and is now positioned as the number one market within the company worldwide. Francois-Henry was also instrumental in establishing the flagship boutiques on New York City's 57th Street (2003) and Bal Harbour Shops in Miami, Florida (2006). The company recently moved its New York Flagship to 135 East 57th Street and doubled its size.
An avid sportsman and relentless competitor, he resides in New York City where he is a devoted father to daughter Carla.