Dr. Ivan Coste-Manière is the Program Director of Luxury & Fashion Management at SKEMA Business School. His specialties include marketing, communication and international luxury goods management. He has managed the R&D of several multinational groups, and founded several companies in the areas of cosmetics and perfumes, luxury goods, PR and events, and pharmaceuticals. He has been a section member of the French Economic and Social Council, and Deputy Mayor of the city of Grasse for ten years. He has been President, with Prince Albert II of Monaco, of the Track and Field Association: Celebrities for Sports and Charities, while co-chairing the Center for Sustainable Luxury, and works as a consultant for several well-known luxury brands. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry, is an Engineer of the Ecole Centrale Marseille, and has been awarded the Gold Medal (Ministry of Youth and Sports) and the Officier des Palmes Académiques Medal by the Ministry of Research and Education. He is member of the Economic, Social and Environnemental Council Region Sud, of the board of the Comité Français Pierre de Coubertin, Vice Président of the Association Francophone des Académies Olympiques and a distinguished speaker in numerous countries and prestigious institutions and conferences.
Miguel Angel Gardetti (Ph.D.), founded the Centre for Study of Sustainable Luxury, first initiative of its kind in the world with an academic/research profile. He is also the founder and director of the “Award for Sustainable Luxury in Latin America”. For his contributions in this field, he was granted the “Sustainable Leadership Award (academic category),” in February, 2015 in Mumbai (India). He is an active member of the Global Compact in Argentina –which is a United Nations initiative-, and was a member of its governance body –the Board of The Global Compact, Argentine Chapter - for two terms. He was also part of the task force that developed the “Management Responsible Education Principles” of the United Nations Global Compact. This task force was made up of over 55 renowned academics worldwide pertaining to top Business Schools. He has several publications in the sustainable luxury arena.