François ARPELS

François is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IndEU Capital, a fund dedicated to innovation in made in India lifestyle, crafts and luxury brands. François has been closely involved with India for more than 10 years. He has acquired an intimate understanding of the fashion and luxury industry thanks to more than 25 years of experience advising brands in their development strategies, and as Managing Director of the retail/fashion/luxury franchise of Bryan Garnier & Co. François is a former shareholder and member of the Executive Commitee of Van Cleef & Arpels, the jewelry house founded by his family. He is regularly solicited by the media, he speaks at conferences, and is Member of the Board of several brands. François was invited to join IIM Ahmedabad, a leading university in India, as visiting faculty, in connection with the Crafting Luxury and Lifstyle Businesses programme.

Dream small it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real.

- Donald Douglas