Mr. Simon Xavier Guerrand-Hermès

Chairman
Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace

Mr. Hermès is a Director and Vice Chairman of the House of Hermès and a board member of Hermès International. He represents the fifth generation of the family involved in the ownership and management of the prestigious Paris-based firm.

He is internationally known for his expertise in the study of religion. He speaks and writes on "Craftsmanship and Creativity" and journeys regularly to become acquainted firsthand with the customs, cultural heritages and faiths.

Mr. Guerrand-Hermès is the Founder and Chairman of the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace and Chairman of Eden Development.

He completed his graduate studies in Harvard Divinity School with a focus on religion and spirituality. Mr. Hermès serves on the Dean's Council of the Harvard Divinity School with a number of other Harvard graduates and leaders who support the study of comparative religions. He also holds an Honorary Fellowship at the Oxford University. In 2006, he was awarded the Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour in France.