Our executive team is dedicated to educating and inspiring HEC students on the world of luxury and retail, while fostering networking opportunities to enhance career mobility.
Jacklyn is a retail brand marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience building consumer-centric campaigns and leading the 360-degree brand marketing strategy for Macy’s Inc.. She also has robust experience in Special Events and Multicultural Marketing where she created unique in-store activations and examined diverse consumer demographics in order to build brand affinity and loyalty.
VP, RETAIL APPAREL & TREASURER
Rachel is a creative professional with over five years of experience in the retail and luxury sector. She is a fashion design graduate with expertise in merchandising within the luxury and high-street sectors. Most recently, she worked for Selfridges, the department store where she managed a £15million budget for the women’s denim department.
VP, LEATHER GOODS
Sandra has been a creative marketing specialist in fashion and beauty for over nine years with a master's in Luxury Product Management from Polimoda in Italy. Experienced as the marketing head for the leading direct-to-customer eyewear brand in the Philippines and a merchandiser for Ladies Accessories for Bally in Milan. Presently, Sandra is working as an independent branding and marketing consultant, assisting clean beauty brands to find purpose and voice within the industry.
VP, BEAUTY & COSMETICS
Anadya is a marketing professional with 5 years’ experience in fashion and luxury, from both a brand and agency sides. She recently launched an e-commerce fast-fashion label, Dash & Dot, and spearheaded all digital and e-commerce activity for Indian couture label, Seema Gujral. In her experience, Anadya has created 360-degree campaigns, including ATL and BTL efforts, public relations initiatives, and omnichannel activations.
Over 8 years of marketing and advertising experience specialized in brand strategy, digital innovation and e-commerce activation Phuong is a full-stack marketing leader experienced in omnichannel strategies, who advocates digital innovation to transform businesses and modernize brands to be relevant to consumers by getting into their minds and hearts. For six years, she managed several prominent brands at Procter & Gamble and L'Oréal, led and launched APAC's first direct-to-consumer model and strategic digital transformation project.on. Helping to build connections between brands and consumers.
VP, FINE JEWELRY & WATCHES
Sonia has over nine years’ experience in Operations and Procurement turning brand aspirations into realities. Most recently she supported the creation of an international Design to Value program and supported sustainability and social responsibility programs launches. Shifting her focus to the luxury industry and chasing the most significant creative innovations of tomorrow.
ADVISOR, EMERGING TECH
Nigel has over nine years of experience advising strategic marketing partnerships for emerging tech ecosystems (mobile, wearables, payments) and streaming entertainment (TV, music). He recently served as the team lead overseeing The Walt Disney Company’s Hulu streaming partnerships for Fortune 500 and Direct-to-Consumer clients. He also has held prior advertising positions at Apple, Conde Nast, and Cartier in New York.
ADVISOR, RETAIL APPAREL
Stefano has seven years of experience in collection and retail merchandising for fashion luxury companies across Italy and Brazil. These include Versace, Armani, and Loro Piana. He has been a fashion buyer managing up to 25 retail stores for three years before moving to collection merchandising. Stefano has experience in both men’s and women’s RTW and ACC.
ADVISOR, FINE DINING, WINE & SPIRITS
Kajus has spent three years running his own business in restaurant consulting in Toronto, Canada, with a local, sustainable, and fine food import focus. His clients included the Four Seasons Hotel, Shangri La Hotel, Fairmont Hotel, Whole Foods Canada, and almost every restaurant in the Province of Ontario on the “Canada’s top 100 restaurants” list. Kajus spent one year starting up and operating an eCommerce business focusing on delivering some of his product catalogue during COVID.
EMBA ADVISORY, LUXURY HOSPITALITY
Alexandre brings 12 years of experience in the hospitality luxury industry. His expertise relies on customer experience creation, travel design and business development. With part of the year at the headquarter in California and the rest of his time spent among multiple countries and regions in Europe, Alexandre likes international environments and being surrounded by diverse cultures.
Koshtana is a creative experienced buyer and merchandiser with over 6 years of experience working in women’s apparel in North America. She is an expert at making strategic decisions and managing an OTB budget based on data analysis and trend forecasting. Most recently, she focused on spearheading 250% sales growth in the comfort division of Aritzia. She also has experience building retail store profiles and creating new store assortments.
Ludovico is the Co-founder of ludovicomarabotto.com, an Italian luxury e-commerce company of exclusive leather goods covered by 7 international patents recognized by WIPO. He expanded the company internationally by increasing the online investments achieving approximately +475% online sales each year, opening the first flagship store in Italy, and participating in one of the leading global fashion trade shows (Pitti Uomo).