Pierre-Alexandre Billiet is an economist and CEO of Gondola Group, the leading platform for professionals in the consumer goods business, representing more than 52% of the Belgian GDP.
He is an international expert in private consumption, more specifically in retail and consumer goods. His goal: bringing companies and societies from old to new consumption. He founded The Executive Master in Retail management at Solvay Business School (Brussels) in 2010, still teaching at the university (since 2010), and founded The Society (business club for retailers and brands in Belgium) and Gondola Academy (education and consulting firm in consumer goods & retail). His first book “Ecosystems” (2015) inspired CEO’s in retailing and consumer goods in Europe and abroad, and developed an economic theory to foster new consumption in a profitable and sustainable way. His econometric theory for new consumption was inspired from biological ecosystems (biomimicry). He holds a MSc in Architecture (KU Leuven -Brussels), Executive Program at MIT(2007-2008) and an Executive Master in Management from Solvay Business School (2008-2009). He is ambassador of WWF Belgium, and closely related to political and economical projects in sustainable consumption. Meanwhile, Gondola Group has become an ecosystem on its own, offering education programs, consulting, events, a business club, and an independent media (magazine and website) both in Dutch and French for professionals in retailing, brands and consumer goods.