Alexandre Garese

Lawyer, investor, philanthropist.
Head of Garese & Partners legal firm, founder of the chain of Wolkonsky bakery cafés, attorney-at-law, member of the Moscow Region and Paris Bar Associations, investor (restaurant projects, digital technology, energy, agribusiness). Collector of art owning a large collection of works by Russian and soviet painters.

Alexandre Garese was born in 1968 in France. He has a master's degree in business and international law from the Sorbonne Paris. Alexandre constantly improved professionalism, and received DEA in international law from Pantheon-Assas University and a DESS in international business law from Paris-X-Nanterre. In 1992, he started working in the visas department of the Embassy of France in the Russian Federation and learning Russian.

Alexandre set up in business as a founder of Garese & Partners law firm that he has been running up till now. He has been a member of the Moscow Region and Paris Bar Associations. Since 2000, Alexandre has been an arbitrator in the International Commercial Arbitration Court. In 2005, Alexandre and his wife opened the first Wolkonsky. In an effort to develop the most diversified business projects he opened Kuznya restaurant and night-club in Saint-Petersburg, Kelia business club, Moscow lifestyle online magazine Moskvich Mag, "Mobile Theatre", and documentary series "1968. Digital". Alexandre is involved with the Young President Organization, working to enable up-and-coming businesspeople from different countries to establish business ties, and become successful. He speaks French, Russian, English, German, and Chinese. Collector of paintings, drawings and posters of Russian and soviet painters.

His hobbies include yoga and polo. Alexandre promotes healthy lifestyle, and runs his own yoga studio business.

He was married to Stephanie Sicard, deceased in 2019, for 26 years. Farther of seven children.