Desirée Bollier graduated with a degree in Corporate Law and studied philosophy in Paris, France. Her career spans 30 years within retail, the last 13 of which have been as Chief Executive of Value Retail, founding and overseeing the management of the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe and China. Prior to this Bollier was with Ralph Lauren for 14 years, culminating as Senior Vice President of Retail for Europe, MEA and GIC countries. Bollier is a board member of Value Retail and sits on the corporate board of the Royal Academy. Desirée is of Lebanese origin with a Swiss citizenship, multilingual, a mother of two and is currently based in London.