Luxury Marketing Council Appoints Christopher M. Olshan Chief Executive Officer

Former CMO Will Strengthen The Council's Global Reach & Operations

Jun 29, 2016, 11:56 ET from The Luxury Marketing Council

NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Luxury Marketing Council (, an exclusive, "by invitation only" collaborative organization of comprised of senior leadership and executives of luxury goods and services companies throughout the world, has appointed Christopher M. Olshan as Chief Executive Officer of their worldwide operations.   Mr. Olshan, who previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for The Council and, in 2011, founded The Young Luxury Marketers' Council, will enhance the Organization's services to its members, licensees and partners, as well as strengthen The Council's brand on a global scale.  The announcement was made today by Greg Furman, Founder and Chairman of The Luxury Marketing Council.

"Throughout my career, I've had many successful relationships with both superiors and direct reports.  None have come close to the rapport that Chris and I enjoy," says Gregory J. Furman, Founder and Chairman of The Luxury Marketing Council. "In fact, seldom do our initiatives to better our members' business objectives seem like work at all.   The oldest of my six nephews, I often say that Chris gives 'nepotism' a good name; working with Chris continues to be a boundless learning experience for me.  Our members and prospective members routinely commend our excellent chemistry, the unique organization we are building together and the intelligence we strive to bring to each and every one of our events."

"Never before have luxury marketers been more open to new approaches and the power of community. We intend to aggressively capitalize on this compelling trend," said Mr. Olshan. "My top priority for the next 100 days is to complete our new web site, which will leverage best-in-class communications technology and enhance value to our members and licensees/partners. We are consolidating all content from each of our forty chapters to provide our members with global access in each Council region and improve awareness of The Luxury Marketing Council as a truly global brand."

In addition to his core objectives, Mr. Olshan aims to enhance The Council's thought leadership, highlighting trends in the luxury market, with a special focus on the critical millennial community. Mr. Olshan will continue to uncover opportunities and trends to create greater awareness of and growth for The Luxury Marketing Council and The Young Luxury Marketers' Council.


The Luxury Marketing Council is a business-building, revenue-generating organization, comprised of a community of CEOs and senior sales and marketing practitioners. The Luxury Marketing Council is widely regarded as the global leader for the intelligent exploration of best marketing practices and trends in the luxury marketplace, hosting upwards of 40 events per year in the New York market alone. Founded in 1994, and established by-invitation-only, The Luxury Marketing Council now has chapters in 40 cities worldwide and a membership that boasts more than 1,000 luxury brands and over 5,000 CEOs and CMOs.

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