Executive Master in Business Administration

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A dialogue about Finance in Luxury


Guest speakers: Gilles Gaucher – Cazalis, CFO PHILIPP PLEIN Group ( Philipp Plein – Plein Sport – Billionaire)

Alberto Plazzi, Associate Professor of Finance, Università della Svizzera italiana

When: 12 September, 18:30

Where: Executive Center, USI

PHILIPP PLEIN International AG designs, manufactures, and retails apparel for men, women, and kids in Switzerland and internationally. 

Luxury beyond all convention for a brand, created in Munich in 1998 and guided by the entrepreneurial spirit of founder/designer Philipp Plein, which is in continual growth due to a capacity to astonish, surprise and command attention. 
Today the headquarters are in Lugano, the Swiss Maison counts more than 100 employees worldwide; three showrooms, in Milan, New York and Hong Kong respectively and a significant presence in the principal world markets.

PHILIPP PLEIN, with men’s, women’s and children’s clothing collections, jewelry , accessories and the Home collection, meets the demands of a sophisticated and ultra-contemporary consumer. 

About the guest speakers

Gilles Gaucher – Cazalis, CFO PHILIPP PLEIN Group ( Philipp Plein – Plein Sport – Billionaire)

Gilles Gaucher – Cazalis is an international executive with abroad set of skills including finance, operations and strategy. 
He possesses a strong knowledge in Fashion, Luxury and Retail industries.

He previously worked in London fashion house Ralph & Russo after nearly four and a half years at Philipp Plein in May 2017.

Alberto Plazzi, Associate Professor of Finance

Alberto Plazzi is tenured associate professor of Finance at the Faculty of Economics, USI, since September 2016. He holds a PhD in Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His research interests include Empirical Asset Pricing, Real Estate, Institutional Investors, and Financial Econometrics. Prof. Plazzi’s research has been published in leading finance journals. He has taught asset pricing, corporate finance, and risk management for the master, executive master, or doctoral programs of various universities. At USI, he holds classes of Risk Management (Master), Quantitative Methods for Finance and Empirical Asset Pricing (PhD). In 2014, he has been awarded the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching at USI.


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