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Federica Marchionni

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Federica Marchionni is the Chief Executive Officer at Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), which is a non-profit organisation that mobilises, educates and inspires the industry to improve its sustainability performance. Marchionni is responsible for accelerating the impact of the organisation and has the ultimate vision to create a net positive fashion industry.


Marchionni leads the elevation of the Global Fashion Agenda’s prestigious forums including the Global Fashion Summit (formerly known as Copenhagen Fashion Summit) and the publication of reputable thought leadership and propels its advocacy efforts. All led with the aim to foster a thriving fashion industry that creates prosperity for all people and communities by working within planetary boundaries, reversing its impact on climate change, and protecting biodiversity.


Before joining GFA, Marchionni attained leadership roles in Europe, the USA, and China. Most recently, the role of International CEO of Secoo, a Chinese e-commerce retailer in China. Prior, Marchionni was CEO and Board Director at Lands’ End and President of Dolce&Gabbana Inc., based in America. Before moving to the States, Marchionni worked as SVP at Ferrari. 


Her career began in the early stage of the telecommunication industry, working in Italy for global players such as Samsung, Philips, and Ericsson. Marchionni graduated from La Sapienza University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, studied in France and the U.K., and speaks four languages.