Fabienne Lupo

1967

Managing director of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), Geneva

"I think your career is like a journey through life – it can take you to a different country or to a new job. So your career is the story of the people you meet along the way, and the charm lies in its unpredictability."

My career path

I run the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, whose mission is to promote fine watchmaking throughout the world. I’m in charge of a team of around 30 people ; we organize trade fairs, conferences, training sessions and other events to promote the culture and know-how of fine watchmaking.

I’m passionate about the small contribution I make to promoting the dedication of watchmakers and helping them to earn a living from their wonderful work. I like developing projects that help people, meeting extraordinary people, and creating opportunities and unique moments.

My career path. I think your career is like a journey through life – it can take you to a different country or to a new job. So your career is the story of the people you meet along the way, and the charm lies in its unpredictability. A support ? Franco Cologni, my mentor, without a doubt. He hired me 20 years ago, and I still learn from him every day even though he’s now in his eighties.

A downside or obstacle ? I always want to do everything at the same time, and to try to please everyone. There aren’t many women in positions of responsibility because not many of us think that we can reconcile our professional and our private lives. Of course, it’s complicated and sometimes it’s hard to do without any collateral damage. But why should we have to choose ? We are our own biggest obstacle.

I’m proud to have organized public events to promote the work of watchmakers and other art-related professions. My strength lies in my ability to bring people together and rally them around a common project.

The Proust Questionnaire

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Au-delà de votre profession

Le théâtre, le cinéma, la littérature, les arts au sens large…

Des personnes qui vous inspirent

Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Veil, Coco Chanel et Elon Musk… surtout parce que seuls les gens déraisonnables font progresser l’humanité.

Un livre & un film

Il y en a tellement… le dernier en date Histoire du lion Personne (Stéphane Audeguy) et il y a là encore tellement de films… le dernier en date Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer).

Un modèle

Oui plein… et aucun en particulier… s’il y a une chose que je déteste dans la vie, c’est la copie !

Un objet

Un sac à main pour mettre toute ma vie dedans.

Une couleur

Le vert… tous les verts !

Un rêve

Devenir une artiste !