Birks & Mayors

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 by Birks.

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 exclusive brands.

As a leader in the luxury jewellery and prestigious timepiece market, Mayors dominates this sector of the market in the Southeastern United States.

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 Vancouver, Canada.