Timing:d3 - 17:30 Monday, 13 April 2015
Panel Discussion:Fashion Criticism


Nez Gebreel is the Chief Executive Officer for the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC), a not-for-profit organisation that aims to further the interests of Dubai’s fashion industry. By harnessing collective creative knowledge, experience and resources of the industry in the Middle East, the DDFC aims to further the design industry to benefit the wider UAE economy.

Prior to the Council, Nez spent seven years in charge of managing the strategic growth of David and Victoria Beckham’s individual and joint business and creative projects. During this time, Nez was instrumental in launching David Beckham’s Football Academy in London and Los Angeles and managed all key brand collaborations including Motorola, Adidas, Pepsi, AEG and Gillette. She also helped develop Victoria Beckham’s hugely successful fashion projects, including the facilitation of multimillion dollar collaborations with Rock & Republic, Samantha Thavassa, whilst building the Victoria Beckham fashion collection.

Nez’s expertise in strategic development of global brands and commercially driven fashion, entertainment and media related business projects is central to her role at DDFC. She is highly creative with experience in Intellectual Property concept creation and business strategy development, both in-house for established companies and as well as start-up environments.

In addition, her experience in working internationally, specifically in Western and Arabic cultures, makes her ideally positioned to enable the Council to achieve its objectives of establishing Dubai as the global hub for emerging design.

Nez holds s a Bachelor’s degree in xxx from Royal Holloway, University of London