Committee Member: Alex Assouline

Alex Assouline

Manhattan - Global Vice President of Assouline Publishing

When speaking of behemoths in the publishing industry, no one is a stranger to the name Assouline. Although his hometown is in Paris, Assouline now calls Manhattan home. Alex Assouline is the Global Vice President of Assouline, which releases 50 plus book titles per year, boasts over 20 store fronts, and even curates custom libraries for some clients. Although Alex Assouline is only in his mid-20’s, he is tasked with helping run one of the most prolific names in the publishing world, and he loves it. “The fact that I get to create and materialize beautiful objects with deep content and meaning to be enjoyed by others,” explains Assouline. Catch Assouline out and about in Manhattan, or maybe at his favorite vacation destination on the Turkish Coast.




Place you call home now (neighborhood etc)?

Definitely New York.

Favorite sport to watch?


Favorite sport to play?

I like to go swimming.

Best vacation ever?

The Turkish Coast.

Dream trip destination?


Favorite dinner?

Anything my friends and I can cook up at home.

Favorite dessert?


Underrated food?

Soy Beans, they’re so good!

Dish you’re best at cooking?

Homemade capellini al pesto.

Best meal youve had at a restaurant?

Fricassée de Volaille at La Colombe d’Or.

Favorite TV show as a kid?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Favorite movies?

Goodfellas and Troy.

Favorite actress and or actor?

Christopher Waltz and Melanie Laurent.

Favorite bands?

Buena Vista Social Club and Sister Sledge.

Funniest car I’ve ever owned?

Orange Jeep Wrangler Sahara.

Best car you’ve owned.

Chrysler Lebanon 1985 Convertible.


I’m not allowed to ride motorcycles anymore.

Wear a watch?

Yes, a Cartier Tank.

Got a favorite watch?

Zenith allegro chronomaster XXT open in rose gold.

Summer drink of choice?

Campari Soda.

Winter drink of choice?

Mezcal mule.

Bourbon or Scotch?


Vodka or gin?



Ambre Nuit by Christian Dior.

Go-to red on a wine list?

Saint Julien.

Go-to white?

Petit Chablis.

Favorite beach?

Normans Cay, Bahamas.

Best work advice you ever got?

Keep learning, everyone has something new to teach you.

Best thing about your career?

The fact that I get to create and materialize beautiful objects with deep content and meaning to be enjoyed by others.

What do you do now for work? Tell us something about your work and career path.

I am currently the Global VP of Assouline, where I also help curate custom libraries.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

Actually we just launched the One Tree Planted initiative at Assouline. Having witnessed the catastrophe that were the Amazonian fires we wanted to do our part to help our ecosystem and planet. With the One Tree Planted initiative we will plant one new tree in the Amazon for every book sold. I believe it’s everyone’s responsibility to help better the world we live in.;