Alexandre Birman is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer of Arezzo&Co, the largest fashion group in Brazil formed by the brands Arezzo, Schutz, Anacapri, Alexandre Birman, Fiever, Brizza, Alme, Reserva, My Shoes, Carol Bassi, Vans, Oficina Reserva, Reserva Go, Simples, Reversa, Reserva Ink, Reserva Mini, Unbrand, BAW Clothing, TROC, Vicenza, and Paris Texas, in addition to the ZZMALL marketplace.
Since he was a little boy, Mr. Birman liked to play with shoeboxes. At age 12, he designed his first men’s shoe, a gift for his father Anderson Birman, founder of Arezzo. This marked the beginning of his career in the family business. In March 2013 he took over as Chief Executive Officer. In 2020 he announced the structuring of AR&CO, one of the company's lifestyle fronts, after the merger with Reserva. Mr. Birman also launched ZZMALL, a digital platform that brings together the group's brands, and ZZ Ventures, the group’s corporate venture capital arm. This past February Arezzo&Co celebrated 12 years on the Brazilian Stock Exchange, currently B3, with an appreciation of 340% of shares during the period, according to the closing date of 01/26/2023.
Mr. Birman received the Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award in 2009; was named Top 10 Designer 2012 by Footwear News; and was one of the names in the Designer of the Year by FFANY (Fashion Footwear Association of New York). In addition, he was featured in the Executivos de Valor awards by Valor Econômico newspaper and was in Bloomberg Línea’s list of the 500 Most Influential People in Latin America. Mr. Birman is a member of the Owners and President Management Program at Harvard Business School and a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.