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THE FASHION AND LUXURY GOODS INDUSTRY:
GAINING A COMPETITIVE EDGE
Professor of Strategic Management
PhD in Management Science, Stanford University
M.Sc. in Sociology, Stanford University
Víctor Martínez de Albéniz has a particular interest in procurement, where models for supply-base size, capacity of inventory management can be especially useful. His research focuses on understanding how supply chain decisions can help companies compete in the global arena.
Prof. Martínez de Albéniz teaches operations management, operations strategy, logistics and new product development at the executive and MBA levels. Before joining IESE Business School, he lectured at MIT. His work has been published in journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing and Services Operations Management and Production and Operations Management.
Industry Expert, General Manager at Marni Spa
The General Manager Program, Harvard Business School
Andrea Baldo is General Manager at Marni, an Italian fashion company. Before that he was General Manager of Diesel Black Gold, the luxury contemporary line of Diesel. A long-standing member of Diesel’s Senior Executive Team and a former Bain & Company consultant, Mr. Baldo had different roles within the Diesel group: as General Manager, he launched and managed the successful intimate division of Diesel and previously he was Director of Strategic Planning and General Manager of Maison Martin Margiela.
Mr. Baldo received his degree in Economics with Honours from the University of Verona, and he is a graduate of Harvard Business School (The General Manager Program).
Former President and CEO, Estates & Wines Division, LVMH
Xavier Ybargüengoitia worked in a variety of fast moving consumer goods companies before becoming CEO of CPC/Best Foods Spain in 1991. In 1996 he became the CEO of Moët Hennessy Spain, part of the luxury group LVMH. In 2001, he was appointed President and CEO of Chandon Estates (Moët Hennessy/LVMH) until 2004, when Moët Hennessy/LVMH merged its wineries and created the Estates & Wines division, with him as President and CEO. Since then, he restored business to profitability, increasing sales up to 310 million euros. He managed wineries in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Spain, United States, China e India. Mr. Ybargüengoitia studied business administration at the University of Barcelona, and later went on to study finance and management control at ESADE Business School and completed the Senior Management Program (PADE) at IESE.