Engage with the brightest minds and hear their stories
We’re excited to be joined by some of the coolest names in commerce, sharing their stories at our event.
As CFO of Boozt, Sandra’s responsibilities include financial business planning including budgets and forecasts, liquidity and financing. Further, the Finance Team (responsible for accounting, tax and financial reporting as well as management of internal controls), the Corporate Services team (legal issues, monitoring intellectual property, facility management, compliance and governance) and the Order Management team within the Group are also under Sandra’s purview. Prior to this role Sandra held the positions as Transformation Finance Manager and Business Development Director. Before joining Boozt, Sandra was an Authorized Public Accountant and Finance Manager at Deloitte.
Hanna Graflund Sleyman
Hanna joined Amazon in July 2020 working on the launch of Amazon in Sweden. Since joining Amazon, Hanna has been working on building up the business in Sweden, responsible for vendor management team reaching out, negotiating and on-boarding international and local brands, manufacturers and retailers for the Swedish store. Driving and developing the business within the categories on the Swedish store. Before joining Amazon, Hanna was living in Hong Kong and driving the expansion for Daniel Wellington in Asia Pacific. Hanna has a background in retail for the past 12 years, in various roles such as CEO for Departments & Stores (NK Stockholm and NK Gothenburg, RNB) and has also worked at McKinsey & Company.
Jonny Wilkinson made his name as one of the shining lights of English rugby union and is widely regarded as one of the greatest to have ever played the sport. Playing at the position of fly-half, Wilkinson will forever be fondly remembered for his winning drop goal during England’s historic 2003 World Cup Final victory over Australia. Wilkinson has since established his own brand of health drinks, No.1 Living and fashion line, Fineside. Jonny is a passionate charity advocate and has founded his own foundation "NSPiRED," which aims to support and inspire people, specifically the younger generation, towards revealing potential and enjoying amazing life experiences.
Emmett Shine is the Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of Pattern, a family offering intentional belongings for the home, with a shared mission of enjoying daily life.Prior to Pattern, Mr. Shine founded Gin Lane, serving as President and Executive Creative Director over its 12-year run. Gin Lane helped usher in a new wave of consumer-led, digital-first brands, helping to launch and grow Harry’s, SmileDirectClub, Sweetgreen, Hims, Stadium Goods, Quip, Recess, Haus, Sunday Goods, and many more.Mr. Shine is on the founding team of JAJA Tequila and an advisor to Care/Of, Sunday Goods, Swell Energy, Shhhowercap, and Recess. He attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for Photography & Imaging, dropping out senior year to start his first business, LOLA New York.
Noel Mack is Chief Brand Officer at fitness clothing brand, Gymshark. In August 2020 a deal was struck that valued Gymshark at more than £1bn ($1.3bn). The valuation means that Gymshark joins the list of less than 25 British companies to have secured 'unicorn' status since 2001. Noel brings more than 12 years of experience in the creative industries to his role at Gymshark and is a specialist in brand strategy, marketing and technology. Starting out in the music industry, Noel achieved recognition at an early age with several achievements, not least the production of a platinum-selling record and many other projects with iconic contemporary artists. Noel's dynamic career began at university where, together with Ashley Taylor, he co-founded R3Brand, the UK’s leading brand development agency. R3Brand provides innovative strategies and viral campaigns for major clients including Ministry of Sound, Gymshark and ROCNation.
Nilla Ali is the SVP, Commerce at BuzzFeed, where she oversees the company’s affiliate business across more than 1,000+ retail partners, including key strategic relationships with Walmart and Amazon. She works with the BuzzFeed editorial and business teams to find marketing solutions for brands at the intersection of content and commerce. As part of that work, Nilla spearheads innovative partnerships, including the BuzzFeed Shopify Sales Channel and the Walmart + Tasty App integration. She also oversees the retail and DTC advertising business for BuzzFeed. Under Nilla’s leadership, BuzzFeed’s affiliate business grew over 10x, and the company’s affiliate work won Rakuten’s 2017 Best New Publisher Award followed by Rakuten’s 2019 Advertiser’s Choice Award, Affiliate Summit East’s 2019 Affiliate of the Year, and Performance Marketing Awards’ 2019 Best Content Marketing Campaign.