CEO and founder of The Modist, Algerian born Ghizlan Guenez has lived most of her life in Dubai and the Middle East. With over 10 years experience in private equity at The Abraaj Group, Ghizlan cultivated an expertise in emerging markets. She was responsible for brand development sustainability programme creation and execution (over $100m deployed) and partnership-building in more than 30 countries. Her work in entrepreneurship, art and sustainability has led to the longstanding partnerships with The World Economic Forum, Art Dubai and the Venice Biennale to name a few. Ghizlan holds a BSc. from the London School of Economics.