Full Name
Charles de Brabant
Job Title
Executive Director, Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM)
McGill University
Speaker Bio
Charles's passions are at the crossroads of talent development, executive education and consulting in strongly branded and high growth environments. Charles has more than 25 years of experience mainly in Europe and Asia, working with some of the biggest retailers in the world, ncluding Burberry, Conde Nast, Kering Group, Zegna, Chanel, Ralph Lauren and the Valiram Group, Southeast Asia’s leading luxury and premium retailer, operating more than 400 stores in 10 countries. The group was the retail partner in this region for brands such as Bath & Body Works, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tumi and Victoria's Secret. In August 2017, Charles returned to Montreal to co-lead the creation of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University with the goal of being the leading academic institution in the world dedicated to the future of retail.Charles’ focus is on collaboration with local and international industry partners and leading the administration of the school. He also serves on the boards of the Quebec Retail Council and MMode. Born and raised in Montréal, Charles holds a BCom from McGill University, an M.Litt. in History from Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
His passions and expertise sit at the crossroads of people development, executive education and consulting in strongly branded and fast growing retail environments.
Charles de Brabant