-The Esquire 100 - Sylvain Pierre Gaillard
With years of experience in Swiss private banking, Sylvain Gaillard, made a career leap that most men could only dream of.
Now the general manager of Opera Gallery in DIFC, it is hard to ever imagine him laced up for the corporate world that surrounds his gallery.
Having been an avid fan of art and a committed collector from an early age, Gaillard was approached by Gillen Dyan, Opera Gallery’s founder and chairman, who entrusted him with one of the most important galleries in his stable. The rest, as they say, is history.
Connected and fiercely passionate about what he does, Gaillard has played an important role in widening the scope for art appreciation in the UAE. “My approach to art and style is the same, I am contemporary. I live in the now,” he tells Esquire. And living in Dubai, ‘the now’ is very much the place to be.