The governance of Fondazione dell’Albero d´Oro is made up of a group of French and Italian professionals, lovers of Venice, with significant experience both in business management and in the world of art and culture.
They are responsible for the decisions regarding the activities at palazzo Vendramin Grimani, for bringing life and animating the historic residence overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice.
Thanks to their experience, the Foundation intends to restore prestige to this house of “collezionismo”, a real gem to discover, through unusual itineraries, a secret Venice far from the tourist maps.
Master of requests to the Council of State, Gilles Étrillard became financial director of the SOVAC group in 1986, then CEO in 1995. In 1996, he joined Lazard Frères as a Managing Partner. In 2002, he founded the LFPI group, which has become one of the main independent European financial groups.
After having studied arts, Béatrice de Reyniès devotes most of her professional life to the planning and animation of cultural and tourist sites. She participates in the creation and launching of historical monuments or museums managed by Culture Espaces in France, a subsidiary of Engie, such as the Jacquemart André museum or the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. At the Compagnie des Alpes, which she joined in 2000, she directed the Musée Grévin Paris for 10 years. She became CEO of Grévin International, opening four museums in Montreal, Prague, Seoul and the Chaplin's World Museum in Vevey, Switzerland, of which she has been Managing Director since 2019. Passionate about music, she is dedicated to organizing concerts at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Venice through an association that operates between Venice and Paris.
Daniela Ferretti, who graduated in architecture, specializes in the field of exhibition design, handling more than 250 exhibitions for public and private bodies and institutions, in Venice and elsewhere, since 1977, in collaboration with some of the greatest critics and art historians from Italy and abroad. Among the institutions with which she has collaborated are: the Venice Biennale, the Scuderie del Quirinale and the Galleria Borghese in Rome, the CCCB in Barcelona, the Hayward Gallery in London, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Orsay Museum in Paris and Palazzo Grassi in Venice. Besides designing exhibitions, her professional experience also extends to the global organization of exhibition events.
Head of the planning office of the Culture Department, in 1996, she became coordinator of the exhibitions and exhibition assembly service at the direction of the Venetian Civic Museums, participates in the International Committee for the reorganization of the museum system of Place Saint Marc and is appointed project manager for certain interventions aimed at creating the system of contemporary art in Venice. From 2007 to 2019, she directed the Fortuny Museum. In 2008, she was appointed director of the museum space and joined the board of directors of the Foundation Maeght de S. Paul de Vence.
Proportio, organized with Axel Vervoordt and installed at Palazzo Fortuny, won the Leading Culture Destinations Awards for most beautiful exhibition in 2015.
Chairman of JFD Associates and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vivendi, Jean-François Dubos is Senior Advisor at Financière Patrimonial d'Investissement (LFPI), TAP Advisors, Leyou Technologies Holdings (Hong Kong). He is president of the European House of Photography (MEP) in Paris and secretary general of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. Jean-François Dubos is also Honorary President of the Center for Baroque Music of Versailles and Honorary Master of Requests at the French Council of State.
For nearly twenty years, Stéphane Bouvier has been involved in the non-profit sector, investing in various philanthropic projects in France and abroad. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Foundation dell’Albero d´Oro since its creation and supervises its financial and asset management. Trained at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Paris, Stéphane Bouvier is a lawyer.