Tessa Williams interviews Gianluca Foà

Gianluca Foà, commercial director of the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella, has been interview by Tessa Williams. During a brilliant conversation Mr. Foà talks about the peculiarities, the features and the curiosities of the famous florentine pharmacy. A brand rich of history which has also excited Tessa since many years.


Tessa Williams is a journalist who has written for Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Independent. Now based in Aberdeen in her native Scotland, she previously lived in France while working for Femme magazine and the Riviera Times.

Gianluca Foà’s management experience comes from various executive positions he has covered throughout his carrier in multinational companies dealing wit data base management, industrial knitting machineries, luxury hotels and fashion.

In 2007 he joined Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella as commercial director, having been recruited personally by the owner and general manager Eugenio Alphandery.

In this role, together the GM, he has the rare privilege of reinforcing and developing worldwide the presence of this historical brand, both in the existing and in new markets preserving its unique cultural and historical identity from the concept to the consumers.

editing Antonio Degl’Innocenti


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