A Conversation with Alessandro Bogliolo, Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co.
Alessandro Bogliolo, chief executive officer of Tiffany & Co., sat down with Lawrence K. Fish, chairman of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, at the October 3 meeting of the Boston College Chief Executives Club. Bogliolo discussed the global presence of the luxury brand with more than 300 retail stores worldwide and the iconic design of the Tiffany setting, still a bestseller 130 years since its debut. He also spoke of the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. Under Bogliolo’s leadership, Tiffany & Co. launched the Diamond Source Initiative, which identifies for customers the provenance of all newly sourced, individually registered diamonds. The initiative is a significant step in diamond transparency and continues Tiffany’s long-standing commitment to responsible sourcing. “For consumers, that means you come to Tiffany to buy a diamond to celebrate a beautiful moment in your life with a guarantee that diamonds are mined in countries in respect of human rights.” Tiffany & Co. has more than 14,000 employees, including more than 5,000 skilled artisans who cut diamonds and craft jewelry in the company’s workshops.