Denis, the CEO of Jimmy Choo Group Limited since 2012, has extensive experience in the global fragrances, cosmetics and luxury fashion industries. He began his career in the perfume and cosmetics fields by working for the perfume company Jean Patou. He joined LVMH’s Perfumes & Cosmetics division in 1992, became the Asia Pacific managing director for Parfums Christian Dior in 1999 and added Christian Dior Couture to his responsibilities in 2003. In 2006, Denis became the managing director of Christian Dior Couture in Europe, the Middle East and India. Following this role, Denis was appointed the managing director for the John Galliano brand in 2008 where he managed operations, developed the John Galliano and contemporary Galliano lines and expanded the licensing business.
Ballini is a senior member of the Retail Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global leadership advisory and search firm, where she leads Family Business Services and is a Steering Committee Member of the Board and CEO Advisory group. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Ballini was the Chief Executive Officer of a prominent men’s clothing manufacturer in Milan where she assisted with the company’s strategic growth.