Birks dominated the Canadian landscape throughout the 20th century,
and not only has it celebrated many fine moments with Canadians
accross the land but, it has also garnered a multitude of awards
celebrating its concepts and designs.
This philosophy of excellence has attracted talented individuals
such as current President and CEO Jean-Christophe Bédos.
Jean-Christophe Bédos was President and Chief Executive
Officer of luxury brand jeweller Boucheron International, Paris
(Gucci Group, PPR) from May 2004 to June 2011. Previously, he
was the Managing Director of Cartier France from 2002 to 2004,
and International Executive Manager alongside the President
of Richemont International from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Bédos
started his career in the jewellery industry at Cartier in 1988.
He holds a Sloan Master of Science in Management from the London
Business School, a LLB in International Law from Université
Paris I Sorbonne, a BA (Honours) in European Business from Trent
University, Nottingham and a Bachelor of Arts, European Business,
from Toulouse Business School. Mr. Bédos is based at
the Company's head office in Montreal, Canada.
As Birks' forward thinking strategy continues to propel the
brand, its partner company Mayors, which Birks purchased in
2002, also boasts a treasured past and a promising future.
Mayors, too, has a treasured past and promising future. For
Mayors, it has been almost 100 years of milestones. Today, Mayors
is a leader in fine jewellery and prestige timepieces in southeastern
United States. It is no surprise that Mayors passion for quality,
service and exclusive luxury brands was welcomed and embraced
As of 2002, Birks and Mayors came together sharing a common
vision and philosophy. In November 2005, the two companies were
joined as Birks Group Inc.
As Mayors celebrates its 100th anniversary, it shares a common
philosophy with Birks: that of absolute quality, service and
As a leader in the luxury jewellery and prestigious timepiece
market, Mayors dominates this sector of the market in the Southeastern
As Birks Group Inc., their combined prowess consistently paves
the way for continued growth.
The year 2007, marked the 128th anniversary of Birks and another
important milestone was celebrated coinciding with the company's
announcement of the BIRKS commitment as Official Supplier of
Jewellery for the 2010 Olympic Winter games taking place in