For over 30 years Anne-Laure Bourout-Oval has worked in the textile and fashion industry. After initial studies in business management, her first work experiences introduced her to the challenges of retail at Burton and to tracking investments at Takashimaya France, a Japanese department store subsidiary. She went on to become Financial Manager for the French subsidiary of Italian designer Romeo Gigli.
Inspired by her enthusiasm for travel and the entrepreneurial world, she next set up and supervised ateliers and oversaw the production of finished products and embroidery in India, Madagascar, and Turkey for French and Italian luxury houses.
After launching a creative, eco-friendly household linens brand in 2001, she held management positions for brands Dice Kayek, Barbara Rihl, and Jérôme Dreyfuss.
In 2011 Anne-Laure decided to set up her consulting firm @lbo management.
For the past eight years she has helped fashion and interior design brands such as Gaspard Yurkievich, la Prestic Ouiston, Bouchra Jarrar, Officine Generale, Jamini, Hugo Matha, Sarah Lavoine, and Yin Yiqing. Her client portfolio also includes other sectors such as music, new technologies, and communication.