Remo Ruffini is the CEO of Moncler. Born and educated in Italy and the United States, Ruffini began his career working for his father's clothing company Gianfranco Ruffini. He went on to start up his own sportswear brand New England in 1984, and later Ingrose, a women's line. Both were sold in 2000.
In 2003, Ruffini purchased the Moncler Group, which he has since established as a leading luxury group, based around sportswear label Moncler. He is credited with transforming the label which was near bankruptcy. Over ten years, Ruffini placed a focus on Moncler's signature quilted down jackets and introduced strategic partnerships with the likes of Balenciaga, later launching the highly successful Gamme Rouge and Gamme Bleu lines designed by Giambattista Valli and Thom Browne . In 2018, Moncler introduced the Moncler Genius project, which each year invites a selection of designers, such as Pierpaolo Piccioli, Craig Green and Simone Rocha, to create their own interpretations of the down jacket. In 2017, Ruffini was named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY, and in 2018 he was named 'Knight of Labour' in Italy, one of the highest recognitions bestowed by the president of the Italian Republic.