Global President and CEO, Van Cleef & Arpels
Nicolas Bos made his debut with the Richemont Group in 1992, when he joined the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art. In 2000, he joined Van Cleef & Arpels, which had just been acquired by Richemont, and became the High Jewelry Maison’s Creative and Marketing Director.
His field of activity has steadily broadened to include the network of boutiques (development of the retail concept and the international network) and watchmaking. In 2002, while remaining Creative Director, he was appointed Vice President of Van Cleef & Arpels, and he was also appointed President of Van Cleef & Arpels, Americas in 2010. On January 1st 2013, Nicolas Bos became Global President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels. Under his leadership the House upholds the tradition of excellence, creativity and transmission which has contributed to its reputation worldwide, through exhibitions and the School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels.
In 2017, Nicolas Bos was appointed to the Richemont Board and is a member of the Senior Executive Committee.
He says that “Perpetuating a heritage marked by over a century of history and innovation while expressing and enriching that identity in the world of today: that is our mission”
Session Title: A View into the Creative Eco-system of French Luxury
Designers occupy a singular position in the French luxury industry where creativity and innovation are the result of a fruitful collaboration between designers, engineers and artisans. This round table will propose a view on this original model through the analysis and the testimonies of actors, and will present the teaching methods developed by Ensaama and the University of Evry, in collaboration with Comité Colbert, in order to train designers who are able to meet this interdisciplinary challenge: work together to get there.