A driving force in positioning luxury shopping tourism on the global stage, Desirée Bollier is a founding member of Value Retail, joining the Company in 2001. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and sits on the board of Value Retail PLC. Her leadership has seen Value Retail’s unique “retailers serving retailers” business model continue to generate consistent double digit growth in gross sales each year, achieved since the opening of its first project, Bicester Village, in 1995. Bollier started her retail career in the United States holding various management roles and her last stint was at Ralph Lauren where her career spanned over a decade, working first in New York and then in Europe, culminating as Senior Vice President of Retail at Polo Ralph Lauren for Europe and the Gulf. Passionate about fashion and art, she is also a board member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Bollier graduated from the Université Paris X-Faculté de Droit with a degree in Corporate Law.