Imran Amed, Founder & CEO – The Business of Fashion
Imran Amed is one of fashion’s leading writers, thinkers and commentators, and is founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion (BoF), a modern media company and the authoritative voice of the $2.5 trillion global fashion and luxury industries.
From the start, BoF sparked a new kind of fashion dialogue, exploring the key drivers of an industry undergoing unprecedented change and rapid growth, with a retail and manufacturing footprint that spans the globe. The fashion industry was emerging as a force in popular culture and global business, and there was much to analyse, dissect and explore.
In 2017, ten years after founding BoF, Imran was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the fashion industry. In 2018, Imran was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. He has also been named in Fast Company’s annual list of the Most Creative People in Business, British GQ’s list of the 100 Most Influential Men in Britain, Indian GQ’s list of the 50 Most Influential Global Indians, and Wired UK’s list of the 100 most influential figures in Britain’s digital economy.
Imran holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Com from McGill University. He holds British and Canadian citizenship. Previously, Imran was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.