Robert Bensoussan, has been a Director since March 1997, and is also an independent director. Mr. Bensoussan is the founder of Sirius Equity Consultants, a retail and branded luxury goods Investment Company. To date, Mr. Bensoussan remains as an investor in C.A.R.O.L, the AI driven fitness equipment, Hapy Sweet Bee Ltd, natural health food products, Eaglemoss Ltd, UK part-works publisher and Patchwork, a Parisian co-working company.
He was previously Chairman of Camaïeu, the French retail conglomerate, a board member of Celio International, the French retail conglomerate and Vivarte representing the GLG hedge fund. In the latter part of 2019, Mr. Bensoussan resigned after 6 years as the only non-North American board member of lululemon athletica Inc. Following the successful sale in 2021, Mr. Bensoussan stepped down from the board of Feelunique.com one of Europe’s largest online beauty retailer’s after serving 9 years.
He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Pictet Bank Premium Brands Fund and sits on the board of Pronovias, the worldwide leader of wedding dresses owned by BC Partners, Yonderland, Europe’s largest premium outdoor retailer, SNS, a prominent aspirational streetwear and entertainment hub and Internet Fusion Group, a leading e-commerce site for niche lifestyle products.
Previously Mr. Bensoussan was as director of, and had an indirect ownership interest J. Choo Limited until July 2011, and was CEO from 2001 to 2007, and was a member of the Board of Jimmy Choo Ltd, a privately held luxury shoe wholesaler and retailer, from 2001 to 2011.