On Friday, March 11, President & CEO of Audemars Piguet, François-Henry Bennahmias, was honored at special dinner chaired by philanthropist Lourdes Jofre-Collet. The invitation-only dinner was held at the private Miami residence of Roger and Armida Jaar and celebrated the five years of partnership between Audemars Piguet North America and the Baptist Hospital Foundation.
Not only was Mr. Bennahmias honored, but Audemars Piguet was also named the Official Timekeeper of Baptist Hospital of Miami. Audemars Piguet donated 18 iconic Royal Oak clocks, which will be installed throughout the hospital. The brand will also make a financial donation to hospital’s foundation, which supports the fundraising efforts of Baptist Hospital.
“Miami has been an incredible market for Audemars Piguet over the past ten years,” said Mr. Bennahmias. “We have developed significant relationships in South Florida and as our way of saying thank you are honored to support the work of Baptist Hospital, which does so much good in this community.”
Guests included Mr. Bennahmias’ wife, Alice Bennahmias, VP Luxury Brand Development; Brian E. Keeley, President & CEO of Baptist Health; Stephen J Parsons, CEO of Baptist Health Foundation; Mrs. Jofre-Collet’s husband, Tim Collett, Director & Senior Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; George Foyo, CAO and EVP of Baptist Health South Florida; Barry Katzen, founder and Medical Director of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute; Haute Living Publisher Kamal Hotchandani; and many other notables.