About the LEF Marketing Luncheons


The Luxury Education Foundation is pleased to present the “LEF Marketing Luncheon” program in collaboration with the Retail Luxury Goods Club (RLG) and Marketing Association of Columbia (MAC) at Columbia Business School. This lunchtime panel discussion provides MBA students interested in marketing with the rare opportunity to have an open dialogue with leading Marketing professionals and gain a better understanding of career paths and opportunities for MBA graduates in the Luxury Industry.

The LEF Marketing Luncheons are designed to bring together an expert panel of 3 -4 marketing professionals, from CMOs, SVPs, EVPs, Directors, to Junior Managers of Marketing, Sales, and/or Strategy, to offer students a glimpse into the role that leading strategists, analysts, and decision makers play within luxury firms, and to better understand their career paths.

This dynamic group of speakers will engage with a select audience of 50 – 70 students from the MAC club to discuss such topics as:

  • Personal experiences in the luxury industry, key decisions, and other career advice
  • Current trends and issues on the retail radar
  • Various opportunities for MBA students within the luxury field
  • How Marketing departments function within firms
  • How professional growth is structured within different firms
  • Insight into the developmental, brainstorming, and strategic decision making process

Spring 2018 Luncheon

LEF, RLG & MAC were pleased to present the Spring 2018 Marketing Luncheon on Thursday, March 29th from 12:30 – 2 PM in Uris Hall, with panelists:



Executive Director of Global Product Marketing at Bumble and Bumble,


Senior Director, Marketing Skincare, North America, Christian Dior Parfums,


Director, Makeup Lips and Looks, North America, Christian Dior Parfums,


Chairman, Maclaren



Past Marketing Luncheons

2017 Spring Luncheon

2016 Spring Luncheon

2014 Spring Luncheon

2013 Spring Luncheon

2011 Fall Luncheon

2010 Fall Luncheon