Our world class faculty is made up of industry experts from around the world who collectively bring 500+ years of extensive retail knowledge and experience. Our experts cover every retail segment from food to fashion, and every retail function from the shop floor to supply chain and everything in between. We scour the globe for world class retail experts so that you can learn from the best.


Our world class faculty is made up of industry experts from around the world who collectively bring 500+ years of extensive retail knowledge and experience. Our experts cover every retail segment from food to fashion, and every retail function from the shop floor to supply chain and everything in between. We scour the globe for world class retail experts so that you can learn from the best.
  • Andrew min - Faculty
    Andrew Cavanagh

    After over 20 years with Myer & Coles Myer and former Acting Executive Director at the Australian Centre for Retail, Andrew Cavanagh established a business to focus on what he loves most, developing the skills and competencies of Buyers and Planners in the retail sector.

    Andrew is the expert in creating clarity from confusion and has successfully implemented profitable processes and procedures to new and dysfunctional areas of retail organisations internationally.

  • Anthony Dance 2 min - Faculty
    Anthony Dance

    Anthony Dance is the Founder and Managing Director of the Area Manager Academy, an International training and development organisation that specializes in the induction, training and on going development of retail area managers.
    Anthony passionately believes that clarifying the role of the area manager is imperative to ensure the overall operational and financial health of the retail business.

  • Elisabeth min 1 - Faculty
    Elisabeth Mac Hale

    Elisabeth Mac Hale is the founder and CEO of The Design Directive, a fashion buying and design consultancy based in Dubai. Recognised as an industry expert, she has worked in all areas of the fashion business including apparel design; brand and product development; vendor sourcing; and contract negotiation.

  • PK min - Faculty
    Dr. Prakash Menon

    Prakash Menon is regarded by many as an authority on retail supply chain, personal leadership transition, and is an award winning retail business thought leader and inspirational speaker.

    He is one of the most sought out Global Business Strategist and has helped many by streamlining processes, creating high-performance cultures and in adding significant value to the bottom line.

  • Mark 2 min - Faculty
    Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson has a prolific retail career spanning 30 years, starting on the shop floor, to being a member of the board as Retail Director and most recently Senior Leadership roles in the UK and Middle East.

    Mark mentored, advised and consulted for International Retail Board executives on strategy development, leadership & behavioural change and process alignment to gain optimum efficiency whilst keeping focus on sales and the customer.

  • Hussam Raouf min - Faculty
    Hussam Raouf

    Hussam Raouf’s expertise in Retail Real Estate and Property Development makes him the authority on the topics of Retail and Shopping Malls development, Mixed-Use real estate development, place making, asset management, design, urban planning, disruptive innovation and retail trends.

    He is pivotal in designing and managing FUTURE THINKING LABS in fueling Innovative Schemes and Futuristic Vision retail businesses.

  • Chistian Farioli min - Faculty
    Christian Farioli

    Christian Farioli is a certified expert in Digital Marketing Strategy & Transformations, Digital Branding, Inbound Marketing, SEM/PPC, SEO, Display Advertising, Mobile Marketing and Web Analytics

    He runs his own digital agency, ESD FZC and is involved in promoting businesses across the middle east for the past 7 years.

  • Emil Basil min - Faculty
    Emile Bassil

    Emile Bassil is a premier advisor and the go to reference and subject matter authority for supply chain and logistics solutions, strategy alignment, processes, systems, communication and people development for a number of companies in the Middle East, Europe, South Africa, South East Asia, West Africa and Australia and the Pacific rim.

  • Dr. Kumar Prasoon - Faculty
    Dr. Kumar Prasoon

    Dr. Kumar Prasoon is an ICT Industry Process Centric seasoned Enterprise Architect, Business Process Management Expert and an Interface Manager with solid approaches towards Integration Technologies, Service Oriented Architecture using external interfaces concerning Systems Integration, Systems Architecture and System Infrastructure support for Mission Critical Applications.

  • David McAdams min - Faculty
    David McAdam

    David has been in the retail, commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate industry for thirty three years. He has completed projects totalling in excess of USD $5.2 billion in Canada and the Middle East. For the past eleven years that David has been in the Gulf region, he has held senior executive positions in leasing, mall design, creation and implementation of merchandise mix, as well as analysis of project viability. Iconic retail projects with direct input include Dubai Festival City with Al Futtaim, Dubai Mall and other international shopping malls with Emaar.

  • Johan Kriel Jones min - Faculty
    Johan Kriel-Jones

    Johan Kriel-Jones moved to Dubai from Johannesburg, South Africa to pursue his career in Visual Merchandising after 10 years of solid VM experience with Woolworths South Africa. While in Dubai, Johan experienced a new and varied culture and interpreted international visual merchandising trends into regional formats and principles that would appeal to a global community. He is currently writing his first book
    “Visual Merchandising – the fine art of” and started his own Omni channel business.

  • Pramod min - Faculty
    Pramod Dubey

    Previously Learning & Development Head within the Landmark Group-Dubai, HR & Training business partner, Aditya Birla Retail Ltd. (Aditya Birla Group) – India, Senior Manager – Training, Max New York Life Insurance-India; Pramod possesses 22 years of varied experience across Airlines, BPO, Finance and Retail industry in Learning & Development Strategy, Talent Assessment, Learning Solutions Design, Skill Development, Coaching & Mentoring, Content Development, High Impact Facilitation, Technology-aided Blended Learning and Team Building & Leadership.

  • Alaa Matter - Faculty
    Alaa Mattar

    An accomplished & commercially focused Senior Supply Chain Executive. Aala has lead multi-functional and multicultural teams of up to 5,000 employees across multiple countries in the Middle East, Europe and North America. His expertise includes strategy setting, change management, strategic marketing, performance optimisation, profitability improvement and business transformation; regularly evidenced through the delivery of challenging and complex revenue, margin and productivity improvement objectives.

  • Mike Bermingham - Faculty
    Mike Bermingham

    An innovative retail leader with extensive experience in merchandising, brand management, store operations and eCommerce. Mike has an impressive track record in achieving revenue, profit and market growth objectives, successfully building vendor relationships that drive sales, cost reduction and margin increases. He has leveraged a winning attitude to successfully manage new and existing businesses, high-profile brands, complex project teams and multi-million dollar budgets.

  • Pat Kelly - Faculty
    Pat Kelly

    Pat is the Managing Director – Business Development at Retailademy.
    With more than 40 years of experience in the Retail industry, Pat has extensive knowledge of UK and International retailing gained at major blue chip retail organisations such as Debenhams, Arcadia Group, Kingfisher Group, Homestyle Group, Shop Direct Group, Claire’s Accessories, and most recently with Alshaya in the Middle East.

  • Kapil Malhotra - Faculty
    Kapil Malhotra

    Mr. Kapil Malhotra, Chairman and Managing Director of the Total Solutions Group and Co-Founder & Managing Director – Product Innovation at Retailademy, started his journey as an entrepreneur in the year 1998. Having qualified as the
amongst the youngest CA’s in the Country at the age of 21, Kapil Malhotra has the distinction of serving and addressing critical corporate advisory requirements for many of India and the world’s leading brands.