After 25 years running marketing and communications in house for brands such as Giorgio Armani, Versace, Tods Group and Valentino, Isabelle wanted experience working in agencies. In 2011 she became CEO of Havas Media Group in Italy and then after 5 years, CEO of Spring Studios, of which she remains a Partner. Today Isabelle is focussed on innovation and entrepreneurship. She set up her own advisory company in 2019 IHW&CO and is now in the process of setting up a VC fund called Cultus with 2 partners in London and NY. This fund will be dedicated to supporting the next generation of start ups in the fashion, luxury and lifestyle sector at seed stage, not only through investing but more importantly through providing them with a proper ecosystem of expertise and mentoring as well as access for every part of their business. Isabelle is also a board member of Alberto Aspesi & C. SpA; investor and board member of Drexcode Srl. A start up offering rental of fashion and accessories; and Chairman of the Advisory Board of UStart Srl. A Membership Club through which you can access global investment opportunities in consumer tech. Isabelle has a Masters in History and Italian Literature from the University of Edinburgh.