Retired Chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (“SFAE”) Fred Wilson joined Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises as President and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises in December 2003 and was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SFAE in March 2004.
Wilson has a distinguished retail career spanning more than 30 years. He served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Donna Karan Company, a division of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eluxury.com, the LVMH e-tailing arm based in San Francisco. Since joining LVMH in 1996 and prior to leading Donna Karan, Wilson held the posts of CEO for the LVMH Specialty Store Retail division and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group for the Americas. Prior to joining LVMH, he spent 17 years with Duty Free Stores (DFS), serving as President and Chief Merchant of the company. Wilson previously held management positions with both Federated Department Stores and Associated Dry Goods.