With panache, innovation, and an inspired vision, Pascal Mouawad has made his mark as a member of the fourth generation of the prestigious Mouawad diamond house.
Born into a family that has owned some of the world’s most important diamonds, Pascal was immersed in the dazzling world of jewelry from a young age. Raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Pascal followed his graduation from high school with a move to Los Angeles to pursue his education ― an astute choice, as he already harbored the determination to one day grow the Mouawad family business to the United States.
After undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, he went on to obtain his Gemology Degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which was followed by an MBA degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Pascal also pursued his executive education at Harvard Business School.
In 1999, Pascal moved to New York from where he set to work putting his vision for the family business into action. The United States, and specifically Hollywood, remained at the heart of Pascal’s vision for the company. His father before him had earned a prestigious status as jeweler to royalty. Decades later, Pascal brought an innovative twist to this family tradition by courting the glamorous ‘royalty’ of the modern day — iconic celebrities — with Mouawad’s renowned European traditions and craftsmanship.
In 2006, Pascal relocated to Los Angeles. His new home base helped nurture Mouawad’s growing relations with Hollywood’s A-list.
In 2010, Pascal and his brothers inherited the company reins from their father. Leading the retail division of the family business, Pascal focused on expanding the company’s reach, and completing, along with his brothers, the vertical integration of Mouawad into a diamond manufacturer.
Pascal is an active member of YPO (Young President’s Organization). He travels regularly between his residences in Los Angeles and Dubai building connections with clients and leading Mouawad to international acclaim.