Ghizlan Guenez is the Founder and CEO of The Modist, the first global luxury e-commerce destination, with offices in London and Dubai, where leading fashion brands are curated for women who want to dress fashionably yet modestly, across religions, backgrounds and ethnicities. The modest market is estimated at $260 billion and growing to reach $500 billion by 2019, and The Modist is first to address this market with a luxury proposition.
Originally from Algeria, Ghizlan lived most of her life in Dubai and the Middle East, and holds a first class BSC from the London School of Economics. With over 10 years of experience in Private Equity with The Abraaj Group, Ghizlan has cultivated in-depth knowledge in emerging markets and was responsible for brand development and partnership development in more than 30 countries. Her work in entrepreneurship, art and sustainability led to successful long-standing partnerships with the World Economic Forum, Art Dubai and Endeavor Global, to name a few.