Alessandro MattariniDirector, Foreign Investments, Luxury Fashion & Consumer Products (Sao Paolo, Milano) Alessandro Mattarini is a Retail Industry Advisor providing strategic guidance to retail and private equity firms resulting in revenue and profit gains, qualitative business improvement and distinctive market reputation. He advised retail firms in niche marketing, strategic planning, budgeting, and brand building as well as operational excellence (supplier sourcing, logistics, inventory control, and more). He consulted with merchant bank, PRODOS Capital Management, regarding the acquisition of a luxury Italian brand in Chapter 11, Gianfranco Ferré. And he conducted due diligence, prepared business and reorganization plans, and presented opportunity to potential investors.He was a member of the Board of Directors and CFO/COO of Roberto Cavalli for US Operations. He also held the COO and CFO positions at Locman USA and Securmatics Srl. He was educated at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business with Certificate in International Finance and Economics.
Thierry ChaunuDirector, Fashion and Luxury Goods ( NY, Geneva, Paris)Thierry Chaunu has more than 30 years experience in retail and wholesale distribution of luxury goods. For 6 years, he was the president of Chopard USA Ltd. Prior to this, he was the vice president for Marketing of Cartier North America. He specializes on brand and product management as well as international businesses on diamonds, jewelry, watches, eyewear, leather goods and fragrances. He established Brands Consulting LLC in February 2016 in NYC, with Louis Vuitton, Chaumet, Jacob & Co, Marina B, and L’Azurde as clients. European companies consult with him on how to expand their businesses overseas, especially in the Americas. He also co-founded BeauGeste, Inc., a company that markets exceptional investment-grade diamonds, luxury timepieces and diamond jewelry to VIP clients and selected high-end US retailers. From September 2005 to February 2010, he was the president and CEO of Leviev, home of the most extraordinary diamonds. In 1975, he obtained his baccalaureate degree on Mathematics & Sciences from Lycée David d'Angers, Maine & Loire in France. He finished his Diplomas on Public Service and Economics from the Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris / Sciences Po Paris in 1978; and in Chinese from Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco) in 1979.