Virginie studied in EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) in Switzerland from 1991 to 1993. She then joined the sales and marketing team of the Lausanne Palace, one of the leading hotels in the world, where she was responsible for the Swiss, French, Italian and Spanish market. Her inherent skills of negotiation, creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm, along with her ability to take on challenges, resulted in Virginie successfully achieving her goal to develop the market.
In 1993, a British multi-level marketing company offered Virginie an opportunity to develop the Swiss market for sales of luxury custom jewelry. Within six months, she built a database of more than 2000 distributors and representatives, and increased the overall sales revenue by 72%.
Besides focusing on her career, Virginie got married and raised her three children. In 2001, her husband’s job took the family to India for four and a half years. In India, she involved herself in social activities, media and publicity (fashion shows, cooking networks, cosmetics and sports) and packed in a fair amount of travel.