Title: Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas
Company: Columbia Sportswear Company
Location: Petit-Lancy, Switzerland
Franco Fogliato has provided his business services as the Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas for the Columbia Sportswear Company since 2017. In this position, Mr. Fogliato is responsible for developing effective business strategies and reporting to the international chief executive officer and serving on the executive board. Columbia Sportswear Company is an outdoor apparel and products company. His skills in marketing strategy, brand management and development, as well as product sales management have aided him in the 20 years of his career. He recently worked in the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA.
From an early age, Mr. Fogliato was interested in sports and wanted to pursue a career in the industry. His first step was graduating from the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia with a degree in business administration. He continued at the Scuola di Artiglieria, where was an officer. In 2009, he returned to his education and attended the Open University Business School to earn a Master of Business Administration in 2012. His commitment to education has earned him opportunities in the sports industry, and he has risen through the ranks through various opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »
Christopher Weber Furst
Title: Strategic Futurist, Existential Detective, Executive Coach, Consultant
Company: Female Future
Location: Munchen, Germany
A proponent for gender equality, Mr. Weber Furst has been motivating women to achieve their goals for the last 41 years. “I truly believes that through personal branding that women can meet with the same level of success as their male counterparts,” he says, noting that his mission is to integrate the current and emerging global paradigm shifts in business lives causing a cultural transformation. Because of his tremendous impact and stellar executive coaching, Mr. Weber Furst has selected for inclusion this year into Elite Worldwide.
Company: Millenium Entreprises
Location: Les Clefs, France
Pascale Fressoz started her career in the packaging industry in a sales position. As she gained experience on an international level, working in England and France, Ms. Fressoz became well versed in developing sales activities in a multicultural environment. Her sales and marketing skills and leadership abilities played a major role in Ms. Fressoz attaining a directorial position in her 30s. Today, Ms. Fressoz continues to thrive in the management consulting industry as the director of Millenium Entreprises, which specializes in developing and implementing strategies that promote business growth. A strategic planner and expert communicator, Ms. Fressoz is tasked with supporting leaders from the public and private sectors in defining strategy, facilitating strategy, execution and evaluation, and training managers and directors within international organizations in seminars on human capital development. Read the rest of this entry »