About the LEF Executive Breakfast Series

The Luxury Education Foundation is pleased to present the “LEF Executive Breakfast Series” in collaboration with the Retail & Luxury Goods Club (RLG) at Columbia Business School. These intimate breakfast sessions allow a limited number of students committed to the luxury goods space to have rare access to important figures in the luxury field, and engage in informal and intimate dialogue with the presidents and CEOs of leading luxury firms.

 

FALL 2017 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Renaud de Lesquen, President & CEO Dior

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Alain Bernard, President & CEO Van Cleef & Arpels

SUMMER 2017 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Hermann Elger, Managing Director & COO Baccarat Hotel

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Alex Bolen, President & CEO, Oscar de la Renta

SPRING 2017 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM

Melody Lee, Director of Brand Marketing, Cadillac

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Mercedes Abramo, President & CEO, Cartier North America

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Jean-Marc Bellaiche, SVP of Strategy & Business Development , Tiffany & Co

FALL 2016 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM
Vincent Ottomanelli, President & Regional Director, Ferragamo

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM
Renaud de Lesquen, President & CEO, Dior

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM
Robert Chavez, President & CEO, Hermès

SUMMER 2016 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 8:00 AM — 9:15 AM
Joyce Green, EVP, Fashion, CHANEL, Inc.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM
Aldo Moschini, SVP, Luxury Goods, Loro Piana

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM
Xavier Nolot, President & CEO, Audemars Piguet

SPRING 2016 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM,
Alain Bernard, President & CEO,  Van Cleef & Arpels

Friday, March 4, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, 
Alex Bolen, President & CEO, Oscar de la Renta

Friday, April 15, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, 
Anthony Ledru, President & CEO, Louis Vuitton

FALL 2015 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Pamela Baxter, President & CEO, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, Christian Dior, Inc.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Maz Zouhairi, President & CEO, LALIQUE

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Jean-Marc Bellaiche, SVP, Business Development + Strategy, Tiffany & Co.

SUMMER 2015 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, July 9 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Hermann Elger, General Manager The St. Regis

Tuesday, August 5 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Melody Lee, Director, Brand Reputation & Strategy Cadillac

Tuesday, August 11 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Anthony Ledru, President & CEO Louis Vuitton Americas

SPRING 2015 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, February 19 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Vincent Ottomanelli, President & Regional Director Ferragamo USA

Wednesday, March 4 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM

Robert Chavez , President & CEO Hermes of Paris, Inc.

Tuesday, April 14 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Jim Vurpillat, Director, Global Marketing Cadillac

FALL 2014 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Wednesday, October 8 | 8:30 – 9.30 AM
Henri Barguirdjian, President &CEO Graff USA

Wednesday, November 5 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Barbara Cirkva, Division President of Fashion,Watches, and Fine Jewelry Chanel Inc.

Thursday, November 6 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Mercedes Abramo, President & CEO Cartier North America

SPRING 2014 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, March 6 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Alain Bernard President & CEO, Van Cleef & Arpels Americas

Wednesday, April 9 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Valerie Chapoulaud President & CEO, Louis Vuitton North America

Tuesday, April 22 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Pamela Baxter President & CEO, LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics,Christian Dior, Inc.

FALL 2013 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, September 26 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Henri Barguirdjian President & CEO, Graff

Wednesday, October 23 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Emmanuel Perrin President & CEO, Cartier North America

SPRING 2013 BREAKFAST SESSIONS 

Thursday, February 28 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Fabio Leoncini, Managing Director, Luxury Goods Division Loro Piana

Thursday, March 28 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Vincent Ottomanelli, President & Regional Director Ferragamo USA

Tuesday, April 9 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Valerie Chapoulaud, President & CEO Louis Vuitton North America

Tuesday, April 16 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Laurent Claquin, Head of PPR Americas PPR

FALL 2012 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Tuesday, September 18 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Pamela Baxter President & CEO LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics,Christian Dior, Inc.

Thursday, October 4 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Robert Chavez, President & CEO Hermes of Paris, Inc.

Thursday, October 25th | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Emmanuel Perrin, President & CEO Cartier North America Wednesday,

SPRING 2012 BREAKFAST SESSIONS  

February 29th | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Barbara Cirkva, Division President of Fashion, Watches, and Fine Jewelry Chanel Inc.

Tuesday, February 14th | 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Valerie Chapoulaud, President & CEO Louis Vuitton North America

Wednesday, February 29th | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Henri Barguirdjian, President & CEO Graff

FALL 2011 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, October 6th | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Veronica Trenk, Managing Director Bulgari Corporation of America

Tuesday, October 11th | 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Fabio Leoncini, Managing Director of Luxury Goods (Global) Loro Piana

Tuesday, November 1st | 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Emmanuel Perrin, President & CEO Cartier North America

SPRING 2011 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, February 24th | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Robert Chavez, President & CEO Hermes of Paris, Inc.

Thursday, March 31st | 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Pamela Baxter, President & CEO
LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, Christian Dior, Inc.

FALL 2010 BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Thursday, September 30th | 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Barbara Cirkva, Division President of Fashion, Watches, and Fine Jewelry Chanel Inc.

Thursday, October 7th | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Fabio Leoncini, Managing Director of Luxury Goods Loro Piana

Tuesday, October 12th | 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Henri Barguirdjian, President & CEO Graff USA

Wednesday, November 3rd | 8:30 – 9:30 AM
François Kress, President & CEO Prada USA