Robert Bensoussan

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Robert Bensoussan is the CEO of fashion brand L.K. Bennett and co-founder of Sirius Equity.[1]


Bensoussan's previous business experience includes being a director at fashion brands Charles Jourdan; Sonia Rykiel; Escada Group; Christian Lacroix (subsidiary of LVMH); chief executive of Gianfranco Ferrè; and on the board of perfume company Interparfums Inc.

He has worked as a personal advisor to Rose Mare Bravo of Burberry.

In 2001 together with Phoenix Equity Partners (now Lion Capital) he set up Equinox Luxury Holdings Ltd which acquired a 51% stake in shoe company Jimmy Choo.[1]

In 2008 he founded Sirius Equity with Jim Sharp with the intention of making investments in the branded luxury goods and retail sectors.[2]

In 2008 he invested in L.K. Bennett and became a majority shareholder and in 2014 he moved from executive chairman to CEO of the company. [3][4]

Support for the Conservative Party

2010 election

Bensoussan backed the Conservative pledge not to increase National Insurance if they won the 2010 General Election.[5]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Bensoussan was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 French Chambers of Commerce Robert Bensoussan, accessed 1 April 2015.
  2. Stirling Square Stirling Square Capital Partners and Sirius Equity announce the acquisition of Jeckerson, the Italian premium sportswear brand, for €140m, May 2008, accessed 1 April 2015.
  3. Fashion United Robert Bensoussan takes over as CEO of L.K.Bennett, 24 February 2014, accessed 1 April 2015.
  4. L.K. Bennett House of L.K. Bennett, accessed 1 April 2015.
  5. Robert Winnett and Andrew Porter General Election 2010: 30 more business leaders back Tories on National Insurance Telegraph, 7 April 2010, accessed 8 April 2015.
  6. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 1 April 2015.