Nez Gebreel has had a deep and celebrated career in global brand development and management. She is the former Chief Executive Officer for the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC), an organization that aims to further the interests of Dubai’s fashion industry. As the founding CEO, Nez set the foundation for success through the establishment of Dubai Design Week, the launch of ground-breaking MENA Design Outlook and MENA Design Education Outlook reports. She was involved in local incubators, the DDFC/Vogue Arabia Fashion Prize and DDFC Talks, created to give designers the opportunity to share skills and provide or benefit from mentorships.
Prior to the Council, Nez spent seven years in charge of managing the strategic growth of David and Victoria Beckham’s individual and joint business and creative projects. During this time, Nez was instrumental in launching David Beckham’s Football Academy in London and Los Angeles, and managed all key brand collaborations including Motorola, Adidas, Pepsi, AEG and Gillette. She also helped develop Victoria Beckham’s wildly successful fashion projects, including the facilitation of multimillion dollar collaborations with Rock & Republic and Samantha Thavassa, as well as the building of the Victoria Beckham fashion brand.
Nez’s expertise is in the strategic development of global brands and commercially driven fashion, entertainment and media related business projects. She is highly creative, with experience in Intellectual Property concept creation and business strategy development, both in-house for established companies and start-up environments. She is based in London and Dubai.