CEO Talk | Gildo Zegna, Chief Executive Officer, Ermenegildo Zegna Group

Gildo Zegna | Source: BoF

In our latest CEO Talk, BoF’s Imran Amed sits down with Gildo Zegna on the day of Stefano Pilati’s debut show for Zegna Couture to talk about how Ermenegildo Zegna, a family-run business started in 1910 in the small town of Trivero in the Biella Alps, has become a luxury menswear benchmark for global success.

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CEO Talk | Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board, Swarovski

Nadja Swarovski | Source: Courtesy of Swarovski

As a landmark exhibition tracing Swarovski’s long history in Haute Coutre opens in Paris, Nadja Swarovski speaks to Imran Amed about the design-led vision that she has been advocating for her family business, founded in 1895 by her great-great-grandfather.

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CEO Talk | Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion, Chanel

Bruno Pavlovsky by Karl Lagerfeld | Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

LONDON, United Kingdom — Of all the luxury fashion brands in the world, Chanel is perhaps the most famous, as well as the most secretive. Indeed, even inside the fashion industry, few have heard of its only shareholders, the discreet Wertheimer family, descendents of Pierre Wertheimer, an early business partner of Coco Chanel herself. In contrast, other luxury megabrands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Cartier are part of

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CEO Talk | Aldo Bensadoun, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aldo Group

Aldo Bensadoun in the atrium of Aldo's Montreal Headquarters | Photo: Courtesy of Aldo Group

MONTRÉAL, Canada — Right at the heart of shoes and accessories giant Aldo’s sprawling, one million square foot global campus-cum-headquarters in suburban Montréal is an olive tree — not a common sight in a city with a climate that swings between frigid winters and hot, humid summers. “I like planting trees. I plant an awful lot of trees,” explains Aldo Bensadoun, who founded his namesake business 40 years ago, this year. “I find

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