Kevin Roche spent nine years with LVMH Paris and LVMH’s DFS Group as Senior Vice President of Design and Construction. While at LVMH he oversaw an unprecedented growth period of iconic T Gallerias throughout Europe and Asia. He also led the planning and design of flagship retail experiences across the Group’s travel retail and international airport portfolio.
Kevin’s background combines a unique and expansive breadth of global experience as a retail executive leading the integration of merchandising, marketing, architecture, planning and design, branding, and creative services.
Prior to joining LVMH, Kevin was a co-founder of FRCH where between 1975 and 1999 he grew this specialist retail design agency from four to more than 200 professionals. In addition Kevin has held several multi-year consultant contracts with BP, LVMH, Acrandor and WPP. Between 2002 and 2004 he served as Global CEO of Fitch Worldwide, where he oversaw the firm’s sale to WPP.
Kevin obtained his BSc in Design and Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 1975; he has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the university’s Master’s Alumni Association. He is a member of the Retail Design Institute’s Legion