8 GHIZLAN GUENEZ
Category: E-commerce Brand: The Modist Nationality: Algerian
Ghizlan Guenez built the first global online destination for modest luxury fashion, The Modist. In just two years the brand has become home to 130 of the world’s leading ready-to-wear and accessories brands including Mary Katrantzou, and leading Arab designers including Maison Rabih Kayrouz and Bouguessa. With offices in London and Dubai, The Modist ships to over 120 countries. In March 2018, the brand received strategic investments from a group of investors including Annabel Holdings, the private equity arm of the Bulgari family, alongside Farfetch and the Chalhoub Group. Guenez had a multi-cultural upbringing and grew up in Algiers, Beirut and London before settling in Dubai.