The group operates in 16 countries across several industries that encompass gems and jewelry retailing, diamond manufacturing, watchmaking, food service franchising (created 5 brands), food manufacturing, interior fit out, IT consulting, software as a service, and publishing. With his experience in private equity, in incubating and growing several ventures internationally, and of co-managing with his brothers the century old family business, Fred has developed comprehensive management systems that seek synergies across his portfolio to maximize value creation.
Fred grew up in Geneva, Switzerland where he attended boarding school at College du Leman. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, where he was also a teacher’s assistant for the Business Policy & Strategy course. He is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America, an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (MBA) and of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Fred is also an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).