Emmanuel Saujet, Vice Chairman & Co-Founder
Starting over 20 years ago, Emmanuel, alongside his brother Thomas, built ICP into a leading luxury boutique firm that has revolutionized the now thriving niche fragrance category rivaling giants in the beauty industry. Emmanuel serves as vice chairman focusing on visionary strategic decisions that impact the future value on the business in the Americas for the company’s prestigious portfolio of brands including The House of Creed, Akro, Domaine Prive, Floris London, Mizensir and Matiere Premiere.
Through an innovative and a unique business model, he has strategically taken each brand to new heights, positioning them for faster expansion through ICP’s dynamic retail partners. He is heralded for driving The House of Creed to be one of the top beauty brands across all categories at Neiman Marcus. In 2011, Emmanuel harnessed the growth potential and expansion of ICP into South America, a key emerging market. He has also led the development and implementation of brand-building strategies fueling the company’s robust fragrance portfolio for long-term growth.
Emmanuel’s management philosophy is clear – it’s not about how successful the company becomes, but how many people become successful within the company. In addition to developing an entrepreneurial spirited culture, ICP is a growing company and a true destination for luxury brands as well as top talent. The firm places high value on philanthropic causes like its unique partnership with Covenant House. He volunteers on-site at Covenant House, hosts career training at the ICP offices and has established The Saujet Family Foundation with his brother Thomas which provides financial support to teens who are continuing their path of job readiness.
Emmanuel has appeared on Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal TV, Inc. Radio, CNBC, an influential speaker at Inc. Magazine’s Grow Co. and Luxury Daily conferences and has been featured in TIME, WWD and Worth Magazine.
Raised in the South of France and educated in the US, he received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and a MBA from Stern Business School at New York University. An active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and is on the Board of Directors for the Fragrance Foundation. A genuine visionary and innovator at heart, he spends his time traveling between New York, Paris and Los Angeles where he fuels inspiration for current and future projects. Emmanuel resides in California.
Still a privately held company today, ICP continues to make an indelible mark on the marketplace typically fueled by multi-billion dollar companies. ICP’s differentiator within the industry is built on the company’s French luxury principals marketed with American innovation. The company’s continuous exploration of dynamic brand partnerships fuels the vitality and energy of the firm.