Gil Mannarini


Open to Opportunities

Gil Mannarini

Well-rounded C-suite executive, with proven experiences in strategic and operational marketing, in Fashion and Luxury.

Current Location

Paris, France

Gil is open to new work opportunities

Well-rounded marketing and business management professional, with proven experiences in strategic and operational marketing, transformation strategy, international business management and multi-network business developments.

Agile and collaborative team leader, with a solid track record of achieving turnarounds and building brands in the luxury, fashion, and F&B industries.

Result driven, endowed with strategic thinking and strong operational skills.

  • Brands Gil has worked with
    • Independent Consultant In International Business Development
    • Elite Model World - Middle East Master Licensee/Franchisee
    • Maison des Fleurs
    • Elite Model World - Middle East Master Licensee/Franchisee
    • Jean Charles De Castelbajac
    • Elite Model World Group
    • Elite Model World - North America Master Licensee
    • SM Studio
    • Blanc Bleu - Gfad
    • Cwf - Ex Groupe Albert
  • Gil's past titles
    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Chief Operating Officer
    • Chief Commercial Officer
    • Chief Commercial Officer
    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Vice President Of Licensing
    • Managing Director
    • Managing Partner
    • Marketing Director
    • Director Of Licensing
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions

Chief Executive Officer

Independent Consultant In International Business Development

Feb 2020 - Present

Since february 2020, acting under consulting agreements, as the business representative of private investors in the F&B industry.

Represents within the framework of an advisory contract, the interest...

Chief Executive Officer

Elite Model World - Middle East Master Licensee/Franchisee

Jan 2018 - Dec 2019

The Fashion and Beauty world of the most prestigious model agency "Elite Model”.

• Ensure partners’ compliance with the licensing terms and conditions, and the respect of the corporate branding and m...

Chief Executive Officer

Maison des Fleurs

Sep 2015 - Dec 2017

Luxury floral retail concept.

• Build the business development strategy and cross-channel marketing strategy
• Responsible for the overall management of the administrative, marketing and commercial ...

Chief Commercial Officer

Elite Model World - Middle East Master Licensee/Franchisee

May 2012 - Aug 2015

The Fashion and Beauty world of the most prestigious model agency "Elite Model".

• Negotiate and grant to third parties license and franchise rights of Elite Model’s Fashion, Elite Model’s Beauty and...

Chief Executive Officer

Jean Charles De Castelbajac

Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

Fashion designer brand.

• Following the acquisition of the company by a Korean group, execute a consultancy mandate to participate in the reorganization of the operations and the definition of a new ...

Carolina Wong

Licensing director, Elite Model World - North America Master Licensee

Senior colleague

Gil possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the apparel industry, brand development and licensing. His expertise in the global market is highly regarded. He has terrific interpersonal and managerial skills. Gil is a skilled brand strategist and negotiator with extensive contacts across multiple industry sectors.

Bernard Hennet

Chairman, Elite Model World Group

Direct manager

Gil has been an excellent manager during all his time in Elite, I could totally trust him and he has been crucial in the success of our licensing department. I have been very sad to learn that he left his job after my departure, as I am still a shareholder in the Company.

Bernard Bienaime

CEO of Albert Group, CWF - ex Groupe Albert Full-time

Direct manager

Gilles a été très performant dans son role de Directeur des Licences et a particulièrement développé l'Asie du Sud Est (Taiwan, Corée du Sud, Philippines ...) ainsi que l'Amérique du Sud ( Colombie ) pour les marques Galipette et Kidokay. La stratégie d'ALBERT ayant évoluée vers les marques de luxe, Gilles a participé au développement de DKNY, TIMBERLAND, KENZO.. Sa faculté d'adaptation lui a permis d'intégrer ce nouveau challenge avec succes.


Chairwoman, Elite Model World - Middle East Master Licensee/Franchisee

Direct manager

Upon joining my company Gil created an innovation-friendly culture and developed breakthrough ideas that build sustainable competitive advantage for the organization, and business partners. He also built a supportive culture that developed talent to insure leadership excellence, and promoted learning and team improvement. He could identify emerging global trends, recognize potential growth opportunities, and insure that business strategies and practices enhanced the organization's global presence. Resilient and agile, he was a strong asset in the organization, able to negotiate and persuade skillfully all stakeholders, to proactively shape their opinions in order to gain support for key business initiatives.

Didier Grumbach

Former Chairman of the Fédération Française de la Couture, and former Chairman of Thierry Mugler, Independent consultant in international business development


Je connais Gil depuis de nombreuses années et l’ai suivi tout au long de son parcours professionnel à Paris, Hong Kong, Dubaï… Il a une extraordinaire capacité de créer des liens amicaux avec des partenaires les plus divers. Il est dynamique et intelligent.

  • SOCIAL LEADERSHIP - Influence, collaboration, and interpersonal awareness that advances collective goals.


  • Drive Vision and Purpose.


  • Effective Communication.


  • Building Networks.


  • Balancing Stakeholders.


  • Problem Solving Agility.


  • Resilience, Innovative Thinking.








Florida International University

BBA with major in marketing

Business Administration Certificate of Equivalence.

2007 to 2007

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