Sabine Brunner Bio
Managing Director & CEO
Born in Paris, Sabine Brunner graduated with a Master in International Trade with Finance and Marketing specialization. She moved to Hong Kong in 1995 where she lived for 13 years. During those years, she started by working for Chinese trading companies producing garments in China and Bangladesh dealing with their European customers. She then started working for an Italian fashion company, Stefanel, as an area manager. After the first financial crisis of 1998, she had two years experience in Milan working with Donna Karan and managing the wholesale distribution for Italy, Middle East and Asia. She then moved back to Hong Kong and started in 2001 working for the Tod's group. For 7 years, she developed and managed the Hong Kong subsidiary driving the group into its Asian expansion for three of its brands : Tod's, Hogan and Roger Vivier. Most of the retail expansion was organized through direct operations opening subsidiaries in China, Korea, Singapore, Macau and India. In 2008, she was appointed as Brand Manager of Roger Vivier and moved back to Paris. For the next 6 years, she led the development of the brand through direct retail stores bringing it to be one of the most successful and exclusive brands of luxury accessories. In 2014, she left the Tod's group to become the CEO of Bonpoint, a French luxury children's brand with international presence. During almost two years, she restructured the company and built new commercial and marketing strategies bringing back growth, both in terms of turnover and net profit. In 2016, she moved to Milan and became a consultant, working in part for private equities and being also managing Director for a digital fashion startup named La DoubleJ. Since 2019, she joined Stella Holding, an investment company form the Moratti family, managing the brand portfolio in the fields of fashion, digital, wine and movie production. Apart from being an expert in the Asian market, she also developed an international network of retail distribution, wholesale, journalists and digital players.