Speaker - Douglas Bensadoun

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The route that led Douglas Bensadoun to his position at ALDO was not exactly circuitous, but neither was it the usual trajectory. After completing his secondary education at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, he enrolled at Tufts University. As part of the program at Tufts, Mr. Bensadoun studied abroad at La Sorbonne in Paris before returning stateside to earn a degree in political science, graduating in 1996.

After college, Mr. Bensadoun founded his own production company, Darling Films, creating several award-winning works including At The Quinte Hotel, a short film that garnered critical acclaim after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.

In 2003, Mr. Bensadoun transitioned from filmmaker to creative consultant, taking on the role of Brand Manager at Bureaux, a United Kingdom-based agency specializing in fashion branding. In 2006, he accepted a position at the ALDO Group as an Assistant Buyer, working his way up to Product Developer.

In 2008, Mr. Bensadoun was named Creative Director/Marketing Director of the ALDO Group. He has been at the helm of every ALDO campaign since the fall of 2008, working with some of the world’s most talented photographers, stylists, artists, and designers, accumulating awards and industry acclaim along the way. In May 2012, he was named Creative Director and Vice President of Marketing.

Like his father, Mr. Bensadoun is a philanthropist, supporting programs such as Santropol Roulant, a Montreal-based community organization that feeds the hungry. In his spare time, Mr. Bensadoun enjoys cycling and surfing and working on his home in Montreal.

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