The Salon de la Sagesse is the foundation of a cultural brand, encompassing the Journal d’Ambroisie and the ACMC (Arts and Cultural Management Conference). As an exclusive community for the leading youth, we bring together the brightest minds of our generation in all fields and from all over the world. Our Members and Honorary Members come together regularly to discuss important ideas, and to grow professionally, as well as individually.
 

So who are we? Additionally to the ‘bright, young things’, we are creative leaders, visionaries, pioneers and change makers. Our members are the builders of the future in their respective fields, countries and fields of interests. Indeed, our focus rests on three vital terms, namely ‘Community, Growth and Wisdom’: ‘Communitas et Incrementum Sapientiae’. For more information about our vision and purpose, see our Manifesto.
 

The Salon de la Sagesse recruits new Members and Honorary Members every year based either on a formal interview process or by invitation. Furthermore, the committee and members participate in advocating for causes they care about. For more information, visit our ‘Causes we Care about’ page. If you wish to get in touch, please see our ‘Contact’ page.

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The Leaders of Tomorrow

Our Honorary Members are the most successful academics, entrepreneurs and professionals in their respective fields. On the one hand, our Members represent Generation Z and the Millennials. On the other, our Honorary Members represent the Generation X and Boomers. Therefore, with their extensive experience and knowledge,

our Honorary Members keep in touch with our Members through our Mentorship Program and Socials. In other words, the current leaders meet with the future leaders of our era; developing friendships and working relationships, they inspire one another in their endeavors to do good and to do better. Growth in wisdom has never been more straightforward (or more fun)!

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”

 

Quote by Goethe

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I am Alexandre Moll de Alba Galic. I come from a multicultural family (Spanish-Belgian-French) and have lived in foreign countries since I was born (Luxembourg, Austria, UK). I consider London one of the most important cultural, social and economic hubs of the world and have therefore chosen it for my bachelor studies. I graduated in June 2021 with a BA from KCL in German & Management, where I strongly focused on marketing-related subjects. My studies and exposures have led me to pursue my professional career with a leading marketing sector player (Buchanan, WPP). I am thus working with the world’s biggest packaged goods brands and interacting with some of Europe’s greatest marketing minds. Outside of work, I am developing a platform for creatives designed to make distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in the industry. My previous work experience with my partners has helped me gain managerial and coordination skills: we created and launched our events and conciergerie business where we hosted over 120 events and designed/launched a successful internet-based reservation platform covering 90 premises around Europe. I am firmly committed to creating a great firm very soon that attracts, develops, excites and retains exceptional artists around the globe.

Emma Gabor

Alexandre Moll

de Alba Galic

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Zachary Hale

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University of Cambridge

Researcher at the University
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Hi, my name is Tamas, I am a software engineer in Fin-Tech and Cyber Security based in London. I have been working alongside and after my studies as a researcher at the University of Cambridge, working on the intersection of machine learning and materials modelling, which lead to academic publications. On top of the science and technology interests, I am curious about a great variety of fields and arts that I am pleased to discuss at Salon meetings. You will find that I am happy to ask the seemingly stupid questions as well and speak my mind about the topics on such meetings, I particularly value that the group welcomes this and others are like-minded as well.

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Tamás Stenczel

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The Committee

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Emma Gabor

President and Founder

Emma is a recent graduate from University College London with a BA in Art History, specializing in European Early Modern Visual Culture. Originally from Budapest, Emma grew up in Vienna, Austria, where she attended the Lycée Français de Vienne. She is a passionate polyglot, currently studying her fifth language. As a member of the Hungarian Student community studying abroad, she was the President of the Hungarian Society at UCL and is an alumni of the Milestone Institute in Budapest. During the last three years, Emma was an avid Summer Student at the ‘Sapienza Universitá di Roma’ and the Central European University, where she read History, Archaeology and the Arts. In her free time, Emma loves to jog, paint and write. The Salon de la Sagesse is her latest and biggest endeavor, whereby she hopes to unite the most brilliant youth of her generation.

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Oskar Ernst

Vice President

Oskar is currently going into his fourth year of aerospace engineering studies at the University of Sheffield. He has a strong interest in the aerospace and airline sector as well as smart technology in manufacturing. He is half-Austrian, half-American.  Growing up in Vienna and attending the Lycée Français de Vienne, Oskar is especially enjoying being part of a diverse yet like-minded group discussing some of the world’s most important issues. As the Head of External Relations, he works closely with Emma on the Salon’s most important projects. Oskar is the father of our Mentor Program and is responsible for our Honorary Members and Speaker Series. In his free time, Oskar likes to play baseball, football and tennis, in addition to his love for aviation and the beach.

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Lili Kátai

Executive Assistant

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Dorottya Ágoston

General Secretary

Lili is currently pursuing a degree in PPE at the Central European University in Vienna, with a specialization in Philosophy and Politics, and has a special interest in Philosophy of Art. Lili is originally from Hungary, Budapest but she has lived in the United Kingdom, in Austria and she is going to do an exchange semester in the United States, at the University of Chicago. Therefore, she is very keen on immersing herself in different cultures, meeting interesting and open-minded people from all around the world and such experiences enrich her perspective of the world. Ever since she was little, she engaged with arts in innumerable ways. Playing the piano from the age of 6, attending several art competitions, being part of numerous theatre clubs, and working at one of the most prominent theatres of Budapest, at Katona József Színház, her life revolves around art.

Originally from Budapest, I have spent the last four years in the buzzing international hubs that are London and Barcelona. Studying, first, History at University College London, and later, completing my postgraduate degree at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in International Communications.

Community building and advocacy are at the centre of my life, as a natural team-player with a deep care for her community, leading and getting involved in various community-oriented projects throughout my university years (and beyond). As an expression of my passion for writing and the power of words, I have worked for a plethora of magazines and publishing organisations, and in 2021, I co-founded the Journal d’Ambroisie and joined its editorial team as Editor-in-Chief. In my free time, I am an avid museumgoer and reader of historical fiction, and I love living out my competitiveness in the form of board games. 

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Vera Riesz

Head of Community

Vera is in her third year at the Central European University in Vienna, studying Culture Politics, and Society. Her majors are Visual Theory and Practice combined with Sociology and Social Anthropology. She has always been invested in the communities she was involved in. Throughout her high school years spent in Budapest, Vera organized multiple theater visits for students including her class. She was also part of a drama group in one of Budapest’s prestigious theaters, Radnóti Theater. Moreover, she was a volunteer at MU Theater, a prevalent independent playing space. Throughout her studies, she enjoys experimenting with different means of expression that involve photo projects, short films, or podcast episodes. Vera strongly believes in the power of art and culture and its ability to initiate discourse about social issues.

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Jacqueline Gearhart

Head of Marketing

Jacqueline recently finished her Masters degree in International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Prior to receiving her Masters degree, she studied Political Science at the College of Charleston in South Carolina of the United States. Originally from the states, Jacqueline moved to the Netherlands to experience a change in lifestyle and culture. Jacqueline’s passions revolve around storytelling and marketing for brands that share her values and ethos of human expression, sustainability, the humanities, as well as societal and animal welfare. Aside from that, she finds joy in painting, yoga, writing, nature, and exploration of and immersion in different countries and cultures. She hopes to one day open her own animal sanctuary on a farm where she can feel and marvel in the change of all four seasons and simplicity of life.

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Dorottya Luca Ágoston

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Oskar Ernst