After getting a Degree in Commerce and Business Administration, Nelly Rodi became a Fashion Assistant at The Woolmark Company, before joining the International Cotton Institute as Director of Fashion, and then the André Courrèges Fashion House as Director of Communications.
In 1975, she was appointed Director of the French Fashion Industries Coordination Committee (CIM-Comité de Coordination des Industries de la Mode). In 1985, she created her own trend forecasting agency and developed the sectors around the person, beauty, decoration, foodstuffs, the automobile and technology...
In 1987, she opened a subsidiary in Japan, then created a network of agents in 21 countries.
She is currently:
- The Delegate of the President of the International Chamber of Commerce for the Ile-de-France Region, responsible for the Creation, Fashion and Design industries;
- Co-President of R3iLab, the Immaterial Innovation for Industry Network (Réseau de l’Innovation Immatérielle pour l’Industrie);
- President of the Board of Governors of the French "La Fabrique" School of fashion and decoration trades of the International Chamber of Commerce for the Ile-de-France Region;
- And a Board Member of the French Fashion Institute (IFM - Institut Français de la Mode), the higher education ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) art and design school, and the Comité d’Echanges Franco-Japonais business network.
In 2019, she will run a conference at the OpenMyMed 2019 entitled "Fashion and Textile Scenario 2030 - R3iLab ».