Thomas Buisson - © Fable Investments
Thomas
Buisson

Managing Director

With over twenty years of management experience in luxury and beauty (LVMH, Diptyque, Aesop), Thomas has a passion for brands and understanding their soul and unique path.

His expertise lies in building teams and scaling businesses across all sales channels and geographies, while keeping true to brand. Having built Aesop in Europe to what it is today, he understands retail excellence. In 2019, he spun out a new investment arm under the financial backing of Natura &Co - Fable Investments. Investing only in beauty and wellness, Thomas now spends his time backing and operationally supporting the global beauty brands and visionary entrepreneurs of the future.

Sophia Sun - © Fable Investments
Sophia
Sun

Vice President

Born and raised in a francophile family in China, Sophia Sun moved to France at the age of 12 and is at ease in both cultures. She graduated from EM Lyon before beginning a career in finance successively at UBS, Cathay Capital Private Equity and more recently as analyst at Michel Dyens &Co. The focus on beauty and luxury which is the boutique’s signature allowed Sophia to leverage on her personal sensibility and taste which culminated during her involvement with the sale of Dr Jart+ to ELC. Sophia is an Investor at Fable Investments and has a unique eye to spot under the radar gems throughout the world. She is fluent in French, English and Mandarin.

Roger Schmid - © Fable Investments
Roger
Schmid

Key Advisor

Roger Schmid is a Global Beauty Industry Expert with a strong reputation in Innovation. He was born in Switzerland, grew up in Italy, and lives now in the New York area.
Trained early in his professional life in Olfaction he has worked all around the world in Beauty and Home-Care. He is fluent in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
His management experience with leading Scent suppliers, Givaudan, Firmenich and Symrise has included various Global positions and Operating Board memberships.
Due to the nature of the fragrance business Roger has collaborated worldwide with top managers from all major players in the Beauty world, as well as Fashion Designers, Celebrities and other leaders in Arts and Culture.
In 2005 Roger created Nose About LLC, a global multidisciplinary network of Experts in Scent and the Senses. Clients have included Puig Fashion & Beauty, Burt’s Bees, Pierre Fabre, Heinz Glas, Bottega Verde, Arcaea and Brazilian Natura&Co where he actively participated to the acquisitions of Aesop and The Body Shop. He joined the Board of Aesop from 2012 to 2017, and was a member of Natura&Co Group Operating Committee in 2018/19.
Also active in the world of Education and Preservation he co-founded in 1998 the Universita dell’Immagine in Milan, Italy, a now extinct post-graduate program around the Senses. He has also taught at FIT in New York and SCAD in Savannah.
In 2022 he co-created the first Olfactive Certification Program for Architects at the Politecnico University in Milan, Italy.
In the past Roger acted as an Advisor to the Great Rift Valley Trust in Kenya. He has participated in activities with the Aspen Institute, TED, as well as the Pediatric Aids Foundation. He is also a past Board member of the Fragrance Foundation of America.
Roger is married to Françoise with whom he shares a strong passion for gardening and has two grown-up children.

Fabrice Hablot - © Fable Investments
Fabrice
Hablot

Director

Based in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg since 2000, Fabrice graduated in Accounting and Management in Colmar. He brings more than fifteen years of experience working in Financial Services including Accounting, Tax, Corporate as well as Business Development in Luxembourg. Fabrice is also well versed in corporate governance and a board member of several multinational companies established in Luxembourg primarily in the consumer goods and real estate sector.

Paola Felipak - © Fable Investments
Paola
Felipak

Principal

Paola joined Natura &Co as an M&A Senior Manager, shortly after accumulating the function of Principal at Fable Investments.
She brings eleven years of Investment Banking and Finance experience, having advised several companies in M&A and Equity transactions during this period. Before joining Natura &Co, Paola worked at J.P. Morgan in New York and at Citigroup and Patria Investimentos (The Blackstone Group), both in São Paulo. 

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