Gérald Mazzalovo

Born October 12th, 1948 in France
French and Italian nationalities


  • 2009. Université Paris-Dauphine. Executive Doctorate in Business Administration
    EDBA degree
  • 1975. Columbia University. Graduate School of Business - New York (74-75)
    MBA Degree
  • 1971. Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Strasbourg (68-71)
    Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Professional Experience

Sasin School of Management (Bangkok). Chulalongkorn University. From May 2019. Senior Advisor and Visiting Professor.

The Thai Silk Company (Jim Thompson). (Bangkok. February 2016 - March 2019). Group Chief Executive Officer

Aravis S.A. (Zürich. from April 2012). Venture Partner of Aravis Luxury. Private equity fund investing exclusively in luxury brands

Valsera Consulting S.A. (from March 2005). Founder, President and CEO
Brand strategy and identity definition and implementation; Restructurations (Cortefiel, Pininfarina…)

Clergerie Group (Romans. December 2003 - February 2005). President and CEO

Consultant (October 2001 - December 2003). Brand Management (Bentley, Daum...)

Bally (September 99 - October 2001) President and Chief Executive Officer

Consultant (June 98 - August 99) Brand Management Loewe (Madrid), Ungaro (Paris), Vitamina and John L. Cook (Buenos Aires)

Loewe, S.A. Madrid (July 96 - May 98) President and Chief Executive Officer

Ferragamo Group (89 - 96)

  • Moda Imports, Inc, (Ferragamo North America), New York, (from January 93)
    Chief Executive Officer (cumulated with Group Director responsibility)
  • Salvatore Ferragamo Firenze S.p.A, Florence (July 89 - Dec.92) Group Director

Arthur Andersen And Co. Milan (86-89)
Senior Manager: Strategy, organization and Finance consulting

Protec International. Singapore (81-86)
Shareholder and Director: Finance, Development and Operations

Comex Group (76-81)

  • Comex Middle East, Abu Dhabi (78-81)
    Area Manager.
  • Comex Far East, Singapore (76-78)
    Finance Director.

Blue Bell Inc. (Wrangler), Brussels (76) Money Manager

Lycée Français de New-York (73-74) Mathematics Professor

University of Phnom-Penh (Cambodia) (71-73) Professor of Industrial Chemistry


  • Visiting Professor at Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, 2007 - 2017), ISC Paris (since 2010) and Université Paris-Dauphine (since 2009)
  • Visiting Professor at ESSEC (France) (MBA Luxury 1996 -2004), Istituto Europeo di Design (Milano, 2006-9) and Université Lumière Lyon 2 (2011-12), etc.
  • Researcher and Board member of CEM Research (Center for Engaged Management Research) at Université Paris-Dauphine
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the academic Journal Luxury : History, Culture, Consumption (Taylor & Francis/Routledge Publishing).
  • Member of GESC (Grupo de Estudios de Semiotica de la Cultura) in Madrid
  • Conseiller au Commerce Extérieur de la France (Italy: 92-96; Spain: 97-00; Suisse : 2000 - 2013)
  • Author of numerous conferences, articles and of the following books:
    • "Corporate Treasury" (Ipsoa 1989)
    • "Corporate Finance" (Egon 1992 and EGEA 1998 second edition)
    • “Pro Logo. Brands as a factor of progress” (translated into 5 languages)
    • “Luxury Brand management” (translated in 5 languages including Chinese and Korean). Second Edition by Palgrave MacMillan in 2012. Third Edition by Dunod in 2015
    • “Cambodge au Cœur: regard de coopérant” (Valsera 2007)
    • "Brand Aesthetics: the new competitive front in brand management” (Franco Angeli 2011, Palgrave Macmillan 2012)
    • See the site for text of some articles