Leaders & Philanthropists

Our regular series interviewing top figures changing the game in luxury, culture and sustainability, including owners, CEOs, philanthropists, foundations and fund principals.

Nina Hoas of LGT on next generation philanthropists

Nina Hoas of LGT on next generation philanthropists

Global annual philanthropy giving today is estimated at over $1tr. The world will see the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history by 2045, some $84tr being passed down in US alone. Next gen inheritors are finding purpose in their wealth, responding to...

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Iwan Kurniawan Lukminto on art for all in Indonesia

Iwan Kurniawan Lukminto on art for all in Indonesia

Iwan Kurniawan Lukminto is VP of Sri-Tex, one of Indonesia’s original and fastest-growing textile manufacturers, which supplies product to garment factories across the world, manufactures uniforms for 33 nations’ armed forces, workwear for global...

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Hansjörg Wyss on his pioneering work in conservation

Hansjörg Wyss on his pioneering work in conservation

Philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss and the Wyss Foundation are committed to accelerating the pace and scale of conservation, supporting innovative academic research, and finding long-term solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss. Since its establishment in 1998,...

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illy CEO Cristina Scocchia on responsible leadership

illy CEO Cristina Scocchia on responsible leadership

Cristina Scocchia has led illycaffè, the Italian premium coffee company, through two years of record growth. She speaks with LUX Leaders & Philanthropists Editor Samantha Welsh about strong leadership, ethical behaviours and custodianship of a quintessentially...

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Ted Janulis of Investable Oceans on his hopes for COP28

Ted Janulis of Investable Oceans on his hopes for COP28

Amid much scepticism about whether the global climate summit COP28, taking place in Dubai over the next few weeks, will actually bear any positive results, there are rays of hope. Ted Janulis, investor, entrepreneur and founder of Investable Oceans, outlines the...

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Markus Müller on financing sustainable development

Markus Müller on financing sustainable development

There is a major issue with meeting our sustainability goals: the financial and structural support is, in many cases, just not there. Deutsche Bank’s Markus Müller explains to Darius Sanai what needs to happen to close the gap LUX: What is the sustainable...

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Karen Sack: Five Things That Need to Happen at COP 28

Karen Sack: Five Things That Need to Happen at COP 28

It is under three weeks until the start of one of the most important climate summits in history. At the end of November, world leaders gather in the UAE for COP 28, an ever-more urgent climate crisis looming amid growing geopolitical instability. Here, Karen Sack,...

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Mae Anderson on nurturing Singapore’s art community

Mae Anderson on nurturing Singapore’s art community

Mae Anderson, serves as the chairman of Art Outreach, a non-profit organisation committed to promoting art appreciation and nurturing the connections within Singapore’s art community. Mae’s contributions extend to her role as the Head of Philanthropy Services...

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Francis Sultana: The life of a leader in design

Francis Sultana: The life of a leader in design

World renowned interior designer Francis Sultana has been taking the world by a storm through his residential, hospitality and commercial projects. Here, he speaks to Samantha Welsh about how he went from designing his mother’s home in Malta to leading the...

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Carl Hansen & Søn’s CEO on pioneering Danish design

Carl Hansen & Søn’s CEO on pioneering Danish design

Carl Hansen & Søn began as a small furniture workshop in Odense in 1908. Today, it is a company stretching across continents. Knud Erik Hansen tells LUX about continuing his grandfather’s legacy as CEO of the Danish furniture brand LUX: Carl Hansen & Søn...

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Ryder Cup’s Guy Kinnings On The Future Of Golf

Ryder Cup’s Guy Kinnings On The Future Of Golf

Guy Kinnings is the Deputy CEO, Ryder Cup Director & Chief Commercial Officer at European Tour Group & Ryder Cup. Ahead of the Ryder Cup in Rome this weekend, he speaks to Samantha Welsh about the growing enthusiasm for the sport from the next generation and...

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Pierre Barreau on the future of AI in the music industry

Pierre Barreau on the future of AI in the music industry

AIVA AI is an AI music composer which allows people to create their own personalised life  soundtracks. Here, LUX speaks to its founder, Pierre Barreau, about the future of AI and its impact on the music industry LUX: Can you give us some background about your company...

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Baroness Scotland on helping nations combat climate change

Baroness Scotland on helping nations combat climate change

As Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, a central pillar of Patricia Scotland’s diplomatic work is to help the group of 56 Commonwealth countries – many with historical links to the UK – adapt to the impacts of climate change. It is an issue she knows all...

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Ben Goldsmith on the joy of restoration

Ben Goldsmith on the joy of restoration

Financier, philanthropist and environmentalist Ben Goldsmith explains how environmental conservation became such an important aspect of his life and why it should be at the forefront of all philanthropists’ agendas I am lucky enough to be raising a family on a...

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Carolina Bucci on creating her own brand vision

Carolina Bucci on creating her own brand vision

She shot to success when Sarah Jessica Parker wore her brand’s Lucky bracelet in Sex and the City in 2002, and she has gone on to fuse playful designs with her family’s fine- jewellery tradition. Carolina Bucci talks to LUX’s Samantha Welsh about creating and...

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A tasting of Vérité wines with Hélène Seillan

A tasting of Vérité wines with Hélène Seillan

The French-American father-daughter team running Vérité make some of the world’s most sophisticated red wines, inspired by French classic styles, from vineyards in Sonoma, California. Darius Sanai catches up with Hélène Seillan to sip through a glorious...

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Cindy Chao on heritage and emotion in jewellery

Cindy Chao on heritage and emotion in jewellery

Cindy Chao is known for fusing art and jewellery to create unique collectibles. Here she speaks to LUX about the importance of her heritage, emotions and craftsmanship LUX: How has your upbringing shaped your career? Cindy Chao: Creating art jewels, for me, is a...

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