Gil Mannarini


Open to Opportunities

Gil Mannarini

Accomplished C-suite executive with a global track record in the Fashion and Luxury industries.

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
    • CGM, Conseil en Gestion et Management
    • 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
    • Cwf - Ex Groupe Albert
    • DY Light
  • Gil's past titles
    • Managing Director
    • 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
    • Chief Executive Officer
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions

Managing Director

CGM, Conseil en Gestion et Management

Feb 2020 - Present

Business management consulting, acting as the business representative of private investors in the F&B industry (Paris, France).

Represent the interests of private investors, responsibilities include ...

Chief Executive Officer

DY Light

Jun 2021 - May 2023

Company specialized in the development of co-branding collaborations in the F&B industry (Paris, France).

Constitution and management of the company DY Light, on behalf of the private investors menti...

Chief Executive Officer

Elite Model World - Middle East Master Licensee/Franchisee

Jan 2018 - Dec 2019

Lutece Holding - Middle East Master Franchisee/Licensee (Dubai, UAE)

• Ensure partners’ compliance with the contractual terms and conditions, and adherence to strategic marketing guidelines
• P&l, bu...

Chief Executive Officer

Maison des Fleurs

Sep 2015 - Dec 2017

Luxury floral retail concept (Dubai, UAE)

• Creation of a concept store, build the brand’s marketing strategy, and develop a retail network
• Ensure overall operations management, build a phygital st...

Chief Commercial Officer

Elite Model World - Middle East Master Licensee/Franchisee

May 2012 - Aug 2015

Lutece Holding - Middle East Master Franchisee/Licensee (Dubai, UAE)

• Negotiate and grant to third parties license and franchise rights of Elite Model’s Fashion and Elite Model’s Beauty in the GCC t...

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

About certificate

Gil remains calm in a crisis and logically works his way through it. Because he is not self-seeking, he manages to work out solutions to meet everyone's needs. His concern for how situations affect others makes Gil a popular person, who is trusted by his colleagues. He is self-contained, quietly confident and just gets on with life. Others see him as a solid colleague, with a willingness to offer his help. Gil excels in creating a harmonious work environment. He dislikes conflict and works hard to erode any he feels may be disturbing to self and others.

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