water villa COMO Group CEO Olivier Jolivet on travel trends for 2021

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Philanthropy: Anne-Pierre d’Albis-Ganem on championing artists

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Man awarding medal Philanthropy: Keith Breslauer on combining business & charity

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women at charity Philanthropy: Entrepreneur Wendy Yu on creativity & charity

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woman on sofa Philanthropy: Katrina Aleksa Ryemill on helping women in the arts

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women on the red carpet Chopard’s Caroline Scheufele on versatile jewellery design

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luxury pen Montegrappa's CEO Giuseppe Aquila on personalised luxury

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Luxury Leaders

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

COMO Group CEO Olivier Jolivet on travel trends for 2021

COMO Group CEO Olivier Jolivet on travel trends for 2021

Olivier Jolivet has sat at the helm of COMO Group since 2017. He oversees the COMO Hotels and Resorts portfolio across 15 locations, and masterminded the launch of Castello Del Nero, the group’s first property in continental Europe. Here, Jolivet tells Chloe...

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Philanthropy: Entrepreneur Wendy Yu on creativity & charity

Philanthropy: Entrepreneur Wendy Yu on creativity & charity

Fashion entrepreneur Wendy Yu is the founder and CEO of Yu Holdings, an international ambassador for the French Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, and a supporter of The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, BAFTA and numerous other charitable foundations. As part...

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Philanthropy: Model Nadya Abela on her children’s charity

Philanthropy: Model Nadya Abela on her children’s charity

Philanthropist Nadya Abela established the Nadezda Foundation in her hometown of Tver in Russia in 2015 to provide disadvantaged children with much needed medical care and educational support. In 2019, a sister foundation was registered in the UK. In the first of our...

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Bridgewater Capital founder Ray Dalio on ocean philanthropy

Bridgewater Capital founder Ray Dalio on ocean philanthropy

Once the sea casts its spell, it holds you in its net of wonder forever. So said the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and so it is with Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. Together with his son Mark, Dalio created OceanX to...

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Fashion superstar Giorgio Armani on his global empire

Fashion superstar Giorgio Armani on his global empire

The designs of fashion superstar Giorgio Armani have become synonymous with the relaxed yet restrained and sophisticated style that has, over the nearly half century he has been in the business, transformed Italian tailoring. Harriet Quick talks to the legend about...

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Sir Rocco Forte on building his empire of luxury hotels

Sir Rocco Forte on building his empire of luxury hotels

Since he created it in 1996, Sir Rocco Forte has grown his eponymous luxury hotel group to include multiple properties in key destinations across Europe, with a major expansion this year within his family’s native Italy. And there are plans for the boutique...

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President of LEMA Angelo Meroni on business with a soul

President of LEMA Angelo Meroni on business with a soul

Founded in 1970, LEMA still remains family-owned and true to its ‘Made in Italy’ philosophy. The group collaborates with famed architects and designers to produce elegant, modern furniture and made-to-measure interior fittings for residential and...

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Founder of Corinthia Hotels Alfred Pisani on going global

Founder of Corinthia Hotels Alfred Pisani on going global

Under the leadership of Alfred Pisani, Corinthia Hotels has grown from a single family-owned banquet hall in Malta to a global luxury brand with properties in 9 destinations and forthcoming openings in Dubai and Brussels. LUX speaks to the Maltese businessman about...

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URWERK Co-Founder, Felix Baumgartner on modern watchmaking

URWERK Co-Founder, Felix Baumgartner on modern watchmaking

URWERK’s unique approach to high horology has established it as one of the most creative and desirable brands in the industry. URWERK’s watches are like nothing else on the market, reinventing the design of a timepiece to put function and artistry above conventional...

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Global businessman Johnny Hon on promoting global exchange

Global businessman Johnny Hon on promoting global exchange

Johnny Hon, founder of venture capital and investment company Global Group, is on a mission to lower cultural and trade barriers between east and west to encourage commerce, charity and cultural exchange. The entrepreneur and philanthropist, based in London and Hong...

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Simon de Pury on artistic philanthropy

Simon de Pury on artistic philanthropy

Charity art auctions are taking off around the world, and for the best and worst of reasons, says Simon de Pury, himself the world’s leading philanthropic auctioneer In times past, the main philanthropic efforts in the art world used to be confined to the US, for a...

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