Francesca G.

Sales & Consumer Products | Fashion, F&B, Hospitality and Entertainment | Theme Parks

English, Italian

Francesca Romana Gianesin is a seasoned leader in managing global Companies and top global Brands with International experience and business knowledge across EMEA, US, LATAM and ASIA. Senior Executiv...see more

  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hospitality & Travel


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Senior Vice President

Disneyland Paris
4 years
Current position
Jul 2018 - Present
Disneyland Paris is Europe’s leading tourist destination with 300 million visits since its opening and 16,000 Employees working onsite. Led whole Experiences (entertainment, events, sh...see more

Vice President, Partnerships, Corporate Alliances & Events

Disneyland Paris
1 year
Apr 2017 - Jul 2018
Member of Steering Committee, responsible for whole partnerships with third-party companies working, from Corporate Alliances to Operating Participants (real estate), to promotional dea...see more

VP, Consumer Products EMEA, Head of Fashion & Lifestyle, Adult & Girls consumer segments

The Walt Disney Company Emea
4 years
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Board Member of Disney’s EMEA Consumer Products division, appointed to turn around the Fashion & Lifestyle business in 42 countries, and to build the Adult and Girls segment business fo...see more

Vice President, Head of Consumer Products and Head of Retail

The Walt Disney Company
5 years
Jan 2009 - Sep 2013
Board Member of The Walt Disney Company Italy, tasked with a double role: 1 -Country Manager for Disney Consumer Products Italy, leading 5 Business Units (Toys, Fashion, Home, Stationer...see more

Vice President Sales & Marketing - Disney Consumer Products Italy

The Walt Disney Company
9 years
Jan 2001 - Oct 2009
Joined Disney in 2001 as Key Account Mgr. Starting from zero, created Disney Retail organisation structure for 5 business units to penetrate retail across all channels of distribution ...see more

Sales & Customer Marketing

SC Johnson Europlant
6 years
Jan 1995 - Jan 2001
Various roles in Sales Dept., both in the field and in HQ. Experience with top-level sales negotiations, trade and customer marketing and management, International project for European ...see more

Sales Manager

Unichips Spa
1 year
Jan 1994 - Jan 1995
Food Industry - San Carlo chips and food assortment. Best Sales Person of the Year Award.

Quality dept.

1 year
Jan 1992 - Jan 1993
Playtex Lingerie Division, previously Part of Sara Lee Group. Modelling and Quality Control in the Lingerie Factory, to better understand Manufacturing.

Advertising, Modeling, Casting, Shows

Fashion (several brands)
4 years
Jan 1989 - Jan 1993
Model for several Fashion brands. Catwalks in Milan, Rome, Paris and London. Sectors: Haute couture, pret-a-porter, weddings, underwear, fur, swimwear. Advertising shootings. Also worke...see more

Showgirl - Television

Rai Trade
3 years
Jan 1989 - Jan 1992
Showgirl in several TV Shows in RAI (i.e. Fantastico, Lascia o Raddoppia..). Experience with behind the scene television work and business. Experience in Post Production and Casting.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hospitality & Travel


  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Business Planning
  • Product Management
  • Account Management
  • P&L Management
  • Brand Development
  • Trade Marketing
  • Licensing
  • Product Development
  • CRM