Let's discover the new members of the Sup de Luxe alumni association
Elected this summer at a general assembly, the new board of the Sup de Luxe graduates' association inaugurated these first projects at the start of the new academic year. Composed of a team as versatile as it is dynamic, let's discover the portraits of these new faces.
Rich in experience and complementary profiles, this new office has the strength of its millennia-old representation embodying the luxury of tomorrow.
Nicolas began his career in computer science at Cartier in 1993. After 4 years of experience, he obtained an MBA from Sup de Luxe allowing him to move into marketing and sales functions. Nicolas has worked for various markets, notably emerging markets such as Greece, Portugal, Israel and then Russia in 1999.
In 2001, Nicolas joined the Richemont Group's headquarters in London. There he held the position of Regional Director of Marketing Services Asia-Pacific from 2008 to 2017 where he was based in Hong Kong.
Nicolas then founded SerendipityHK Limited, an agency specialising in 360° strategy for high-end and luxury houses.
Nicolas is now Director Europe for Agility Research, a data, knowledge and consulting company focused on the luxury goods segment. He puts his experience at the service of premium brands worldwide. He is also Managing Director of the Molitor Group's textile branch, which specialises in high-end men's ready-to-wear.
Nicolas is involved in relaunching the association to make it shine and shine because "Sup de Luxe has given it a lot to change its way".
Alexandra Uskokovic (2019), Vice-President & Treasurer
With successive experiences in retail, business development Europe and international product marketing at CHANEL, in regular contact with almost all the departments of the House, Alexandra has had the chance to develop a 360° vision of Fine Jewellery, from creation to sales.
Having wished to change perspective by discovering the challenges of a smaller structure while using her skills in gemology, she is now Sales Manager for diamonds, coloured stones and pearls at Saphir France (Dalloz Group).
Initially involved in the EDC Alumni Force association, Alexandra created the Club Luxe EDC/Sup de Luxe and then offered her help to Nicolas for the development of the Club Alumni Sup de Luxe.
Marie Seignolle (2003), Events & Communication
After a first experience in perfumery retail and international marketing at Hanae Mori, Marie completed her studies in marketing and luxury by the MBA Sup de Luxe in 2003. Graduated with honours, she then joined Puig, Fashion & Fragrances where she spent 10 years in retail and marketing positions on the French market managing all the brands: Ricci, Rabanne, Prada, Valentino, Herrera, CDG, JPG.
The desire for renewal led her to take over the European marketing management of a young Start up Reloads labs proposing a new concept of millenials fragrance. She discovered the richness of a multicultural business experience.
Then she was asked by the luxury real estate industry as Marketing Director France of the German group Engel & Volkers for 2 years. On the strength of this new experience, she then took over the sales and marketing management of the 1st BTB premium market place: MYevent. She supports the brands in their event communication: launches, PR events.
Involved in the life of SDL since 2003 as a jury member and speaker, Marie decided to join the office with the desire to use her skills to promote a way of being and thinking that is exceptional and the beauty of luxury.
Shaoyang Yu (2015), Careers
Arriving in France in 2011 for engineering studies in Reliability & Industrial Quality at UTC, Shaoyang fell by chance in the world of jewellery manufacturing. From Cartier, Chaumet, to Van Cleef & Arpels, Shaoyang is passionate about the history and know-how of French jewellery. She is currently working at Van Cleef & Arpels as Project Manager for New Products Development, on collections such as Perlée and Lucky Animals.
Having wanted to join the alumni office as soon as she graduated, the opportunity was offered to her in 2020. She chose the Career Centre to help juniors find their first employment contract, and also to help all graduates find great professional opportunities through the Sup de Luxe network.
Luc Besson (95), Partnerships
Passionate about design, creativity, diversity in all its forms, positive thinking and sustainable development, Luc lives between Paris and Lisbon. He mainly works on interior design projects interspersed with specific missions such as "Creative strategist" for renowned clients (L'Oréal, Inès de La Fressange, Eden Park, Casa cor , Hotel Emiliano RJ).
Luc has spent more than two decades in a multicultural and international environment in the world of fashion and decoration (10 years in South East Asia and 8 years in Brazil).
During his 9 years of collaboration in the fashion section of Marie Claire and Gala magazines, he participated in many prestigious events in France and abroad. These events were often vectors of unexpected, promising and long-lasting contacts.
Joining the Sup de Luxe alumni office responds to a desire to share and pass on knowledge. He hopes that young and old alike will have a lot of fun at these meetings and that they will make enriching contacts.