Prof. Denis Morrisset, Former COO of RALPH LAUREN EUROPE, former CEO of PIERRE BALMAIN & GIORGIO ARMANI
Prof. Denis Morisset worked 25 years in the Luxury Fashion Industry and occupied COO position at Ralph Lauren (Europe), was CEO of Couture House Pierre Balmain, CFO of Children Worldwide Fashion (leader in Luxury children wear with Burberry, Kenzo, Donna Karan, Timberland, Elle licenses) and CEO of Giorgio Armani (France & Belgium) from 2000 to 2004.
From 1993 to 1999, he was President and CEO of Group Sac, the second largest shoes manufacturing group in France and developed both in-house and licensed shoes brands internationally for menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and children (Kenzo, Givenchy, Morgan, Elle, Naf Naf, Disney, Elite). He developed in-house premium brand Elizabeth Stuart internationally, opened stores in Europe, Japan, HK and China.
Prof. Denis Morisset also acts as in-house luxury marketing trainer and luxury retail trainer for luxury brands and luxury groups operating in Asia (Shanghai/HK/Singapore). Â Â
He is regularly invited to chair luxury summits and deliver master classes and keynote speeches in various luxury events or gatherings (Paris, London, New-York, Miami, Sao Paolo, Dubai, HK, Shanghai, Singapore, Moscow, Seoul, Baku, Bangkok, Jakarta)
Aymeric Lacroix, Managing Director – SWAROVSKI Consumer Goods Business Southeast Asia and India
Mr. Aymeric Lacroix serves as the Managing Director of Swarovskiâ€™s Consumer Goods Business (CGB), Southeast Asia and India. In this role, Mr Lacroix is responsible for the implementation of the Swarovski Consumer Goods Business strategy in Southeast Asia and India and the development of the brand in terms of sales, distribution, marketing, communication and consumer experience.
After an early career at Bulgari and Polo Ralph Lauren, Mr Lacroix joined Swarovski in 2005 as a Retail Coordinator & Business Analyst in Paris. He was promoted to Regional Retail Manager two years after and managed Swarovski-owned retail stores and partner boutiques in France.Â
In 2009, Mr Lacroix transferred to the headquarters of the Swarovski Consumer Goods Business in Switzerland. He took up the role of Project Manager within the Global Retail Distribution department and was in charge of developing new retail formats for the wholesale expansion of the brand worldwide. In 2010, the ambitious leader was appointed Director of Retail Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and Scandinavia, where he was responsible for the development of the Swarovski-owned retail business in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Sweden.
In early 2014, Mr. Lacroix moved to Bangkok to take the lead in the operations of the brand in Thailand as Managing Director, CGB Thailand.
Following a promising start in Asia, Mr Lacroix was promoted to Managing Director, CGB Southeast Asia in November the same year and relocated to Singapore in January 2015.
In October 2017, he was appointed Managing Director, CGB Southeast Asia and India, to further unleash the potential of the region, capitalizing on the very successful emerging market brand-building and distribution strategy he spearheads.
Torsten Richter, SO GM – SO SOFITEL BANGKOK
Mr. Torsten Richter has 27 years Luxury Hotel experiences with an international Hotel experience in key regions (Germany, UK, USA, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives)
He also has received multi recognitions
- Best Waiter Award by Grundig Hotels
- President Award by Starwood
- Craft Trainer Award by Starwood
- Leading Starwood Mentoring Award
- Building World Class Brands Award by Starwood
- Starwood High Potential Program (GM Track by Starwood)
- Extraordinary Effort/ Innovation Award by Minor Hotels & Resorts
- Revenue Management certified by Accor Hotel
Juthamas Carranco, Director of Business Development – SO SOFITEL BANGKOK
Ms. Juthamas Carranco has almost 20 years of experience in hospitality industry, particularly in five stars and luxury hotels andÂ Board Member of HSMAI (Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International)
Ms. Juthamas Carranco has received multi recognitions:Â
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts High Potential Program 2011
- Nominee for Asia Pacific Best Talent Development 2013, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
- AccorHotels IHMP Class 2017 (Fast track GM development program)
Francis Srun, Author – LUXURY SELLING
Mr. Francis Srun is the Executive President ofÂ Ruyi International Group and Ruyi Holding Group General Manager. Previously, he had been Managing Director Pacific Asia for Maison Boucheron, a French luxury jewelry house. Fluent in French, English and Chinese.
Srun’s international career path has seen him work in France, Switzerland,Â China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. With over 20 years experience spanning both high end Luxury Sales and Marketing, with houses like Maison Piaget, Ralph Lauren, and Boucheron and mass distribution operations like French Hypermarket Carrefour, French Press Distributor LagardÃ¨re Services, Francis Srun is a recognized expert in retail sales. In 2013 he published Vendre Le Luxe, the first book in French about selling luxury, presenting selling techniques and customer psychology.
He is a regular speaker on Luxury, Asia, Retail and Affluent customers.
JEROME HERVIO, Managing Director – NEXT BEYOND RESEARCH
Mr. Jerome Hervio has a broad international experience of research covering Europe, Africa and Asia. He arrived in Thailand in 1998 and started two research companies in Thailand: Research International then Ipsos in 2005. Both enjoyed tremendous growth.
NEXT Beyond Research was created in February 2018 as a new answer to the challenges faced by the research industry. We understand that clients want less data and more insights as well as speed and cost effectiveness.
Mr. Hervio is member of ESOMAR and former president of TMRS (Thai Market Research society)