Vanessa De Nardi
Senior Brand Consultant
Vanessa De Nardi graduated from Bristol University in 2011 with a BA(Hons) in Historical Studies, an education that has fuelled her interest in how social, cognitive and emotional factors influence individual and institutional decision-making.
Vanessa’s early career as a branding consultant was gained at luxury and lifestyle communications agency, Luchford APM, and later at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, where she worked on brands including Riva Yachts, Nespresso, Orient-Express and Philippe Starck interiors. Next, Vanessa moved in-house as Marketing and Events Executive within L’Oréal’s Professional Products Division. Liaising with major portfolio clients, HNWIs and celebrities, Vanessa managed production of L’Oréal’s prestigious Professionnel Style & Colour Trophy, which also matured her understanding of the fashion business.
In 2012, Vanessa joined BrandOpus, a multi award-winning strategic design agency specialising in small luxury and global FMCG brands. Here, Vanessa worked on the firm’s major accounts including Twinings, Belvedere and MoneyCorp. Her role expanded to include new business development, enabling Vanessa to develop her commercial acumen and ability to identify client opportunities for brand growth.
Vanessa joined Luxury Branding in early 2015 and has become an invaluable member of the team. As Senior Consultant, she contributes respected analytical thinking and has managed important assignments for AB Hotels, Belmond, Celebrity Cruises, La Selva Chiara, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, Lionstone Development, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and Tenuta Cafaggiolo. She is currently leading the firm’s work with Sun Limited and Marzocco Legendary Destinations
Vanessa De Nardi is bilingual (English/Italian) and is brand leader for Kingham Leigh’s Alberghi Vini e Cultura brand.