International Luxury Retail Management ProgramFaculty and Industry Experts


Ivan Coste-ManiéreIvan Coste-Maniére

Ivan Coste-Maniére is a specialist in luxury brand management, design innovation, entrepreneurship and international business management. He has created several luxury goods, cosmetics, advertising and event management companies in countries that include Belgium, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Switzerland and Japan. Dr. Coste-Maniére worked for over ten years for large pharmaceutical groups before becoming a consultant for Kato International and ADT Communications. In addition to these activities, Dr. Coste-Maniére has served in local and national government bodies and is the organizer of international art and music festivals and sporting events.

Dr. Coste-Maniére is the Faculty Council Member of Marketing at SKEMA Business School and the Director of the Master of Science in Luxury and Fashion Management. He holds a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Université Aix Marseille III.

Founder of several companies in the fragrance, watches and marketing industries, Dr. Coste-Maniére also serves as a consultant for several top ranked luxury brands, building on his 20 years in entrepreneurship and innovation. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences, and has co-authored/co-edited (with Jonas Hoffman) leading luxury books.


Sudeep ChhabraSudeep Chhabra

Sudeep Chhabra is a luxury management consultant with over 17 years of experience across hospitality, retail and luxury. Based in New Delhi, India, he has broad expertise in business strategy, design, sales and marketing and organizational transformation.

Chhabra is the founder of Unique Eye Luxury Apparels, a company that specializes in providing retail and distribution platforms for international luxury brands to enter and expand into India. He also runs a bespoke consulting firm, which represents a think tank of luxury professionals. Recently, he has been involved in setting up the Armani Junior business in India. He is the former CEO of Suneet Varma, an Indian couture fashion house, and was head of marketing for DLF Emporio, India's finest luxury mall. He was instrumental in planning launches for almost all international luxury brands in the country, and helped co-create landmark events such as Vogue's Fashion Night Out and Elle's Think Pink Initiative. Chhabra is also the former Director of Sales for Hotel InterContinental in New Delhi.

He is a regularly invited to speak at marketing and retail forums in India and abroad, and is a visiting faculty member for the master's program of luxury at SKEMA Business School in France and Shanghai. He is a contributor to Sustainable Luxury (expected 2015), Luxury Retailing in India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and created a limited edition coffee table book, Women in Indian Cinema (Harper Collins India, 2007). He earned his MBA from Narsee Monjee, Mumbai and graduated with a dual degree in Business Administration as well as Hotel Management from IHM Pusa.

Denis MorissetDenis Morisset

Denis Morisset is the Director of Luxury Executive Programs for ESSEC Asia Pacific, and teaches luxury marketing in Singapore and Paris. He has 25 years of experience in the luxury fashion industry and is the former COO of Ralph Lauren Europe and CEO of Pierre Balmain and Giorgio Armani France. Morisset is a luxury brand management consultant, with a particular focus on emerging luxury markets and primarily Asia and China. He also conducts luxury marketing training for luxury brands and luxury groups in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris and Moscow.

Morisset is the former Executive Director of ESSEC MBA in International Luxury Brand Management, and continues to teach in a variety of ESSEC programs. He is also a visiting professor to business schools in Asia, and has taught luxury distribution and retailing courses at Peking University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Fudan School of Management in Shanghai. He presents master classes on behalf of ESSEC business schools, and accompanies executive program participants on luxury study trips.

He also delivers keynote speeches and lectures in different luxury and emerging luxury markets, including New York, Brazil, Dubai, India, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and Korea.

Jonas HoffmannJonas Hoffmann

Dr. Jonas Hoffmann is Associate Professor at SKEMA Business School and expert in the luxury industry in emerging countries, giving executive training and consulting in Europe, US, China and Brazil. He advises companies on developing innovative market and branding strategies and is frequently invited as a speaker at international professional events, like the China Luxury Summit, Beyond Beauty and LuxePack. He has published more than 50 articles/chapters and co-authored six books, including: Global Luxury Trends, Luxury Strategy in Action and Sustainable Innovation Strategy (Palgrave-Macmillan).

His newest book, "Independent Luxury: The four innovation strategies to endure in the consolidation jungle" (Palgrave Macmillan) will be released this summer and it is the first of its kind dealing with the timely issue of independent luxury companies' survival. It presents four winning innovation strategies and a novel approach to guide entrepreneurs, creators, designers, managers and those who dare to challenge the status quo to become groundbreakers.


Diego StecchiDiego Stecchi

After twenty years at Salvatore Ferragamo as Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Diego Stecchi capitalized on his in-depth knowledge of the American markets to establish Luxury Retail Partners.

Luxury Retail Partners (LRP) focuses on aiding brands looking to expand in the Americas, help developers set up luxury environments as well as multibrand/concept stores. LRP's E-Shops Group also aids customers looking to expand operations with on-line sales and ecommerce platforms.

Since 2006, Stecchi has brought together high-end brands, developers and retailers to brainstorm on Latin American issues and development at the Forums on Luxury in Latin America led by Altagama. The Altagama Latam-Luxury Forum has become the recognized leader in Luxury Forums and the only one to bring together brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany, Prada and many others, in this unique environment.

During his time with Salvatore Ferragamo, he grew the brand to become one of the leading brands in the Latin America setting up five retail branches in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and USVI. Under his tenure, the brand opened more than twenty boutiques, 15 of which are company owned and expanded the wholesale business to more than eighty doors as of end of 2013.

He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from University of Perugia, Italy. He has a master's in International Marketing and Distribution from IFOR, Cescom - Bocconi University - Milano, Italy.

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