Olivier Mellerio

Chairman, MELLERIO dits MELLER, France

Sessions: Day 1, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfers: Critical tax issues, The situation in France for transfer of ownership in family companies

Olivier Mellerio was graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris and is a Master in Business administration (MBA) from Columbia University ( 1972).

Olivier Mellerio is currently the chairman of MELLERIO dits MELLER, a high jewellery family company established in 1515 in Paris.

Member of the Board, he has been the chairman of COMITE COLBERT (2003 – 2006), the association of the 72 most prestigious luxury brands in France.

He is a director of the French chapter of the Family Business Network, director of the French jewellery Federation, of the Henokiens Club for Companies which have more than 200 years in the same family.

Since 1976, Olivier Mellerio, has been a partner of INTERFINEXA, an international Mergers and acquisitions Company based in Geneva and Paris. He has completed more than one hundred international transactions in the Midcap market.

Olivier Mellerio was the founder of Institut Aspen France (IAF) in 1983. He has been the chairman of IAF for twenty years and, with the support of Raymond Barre, former Prime Minister of France and Mayor of Lyon, he has established the Institute both in Paris and in Lyon.

He has served on the Board of the Aspen Institute USA since 1983 and was recently elected a lifetime trustee.
Member of Aspen Berlin until 2006, he is a member of the Board of Aspen Italia.

Olivier MELLERIO is married to Laure Mellerio, former CEO of the France China Committee (MEDEF) and presently CEO of the Victor Segalen Foundation strengthening cultural relations between France and China. They have four children.