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Executive interviews

2XU co-founder Clyde Davenport reflects on 35 years in retail
Retail expert and entrepreneur Clyde Davenport. Image: Deasil

2XU co-founder Clyde Davenport reflects on 35 years in retail

From launching his eponymous underwear brand, Davenport, in 1987, to distributing Calvin Klein in Australia, to growing a global compression sportswear business, 2XU, Clyde Davenport has had a very successful ...
“Breadth of interest is underrated”: New Aim co-founder Cecilia Chiu
Broadmeadows to Macau: How Sands’ David Sylvester rose through the ranks
How boxing helps Single Use Ain’t Sexy founder Josh Howard switch off
“I’m having my cake and eating it, too”: Taking Shape’s Krista Diez-Simson

Executive interviews Archives

There’s no such thing as a perfect leader: Zalora’s Simone Cortini

Simone Cortini has come a long way from his hometown of Milan, Italy. As chief platform officer at Zalora, Asia's leadin...

How Sam Walton’s sundown rule makes me a better leader: Andy Chen, Comvita

We recently sat down with the healthcare brand's APAC CEO to learn about his career highlights, best leadership tips and...

Why you need to ‘learn, unlearn, and relearn’: Erica Berchtold, The Iconic

We talk to The Iconic's CEO about what she's learned throughout her retail career, and finding career advice from the le...

How meditation and brain dumps help Pilgrim boss Anurag Kedia work smarter

Anurag Kedia is the co-founder of Indian beauty brand, Pilgrim. Here, he explains why he never skips his daily 45-minute...

What working at McDonald’s and the Ritz taught Vermillion founder Krizia Li

Krizia Li studied at Oxford and Harvard, but it was at McDonald's that she really learned what it means to serve custome...

Mys Tyler’s Sarah Neill on the unglamorous side of entrepreneurship

"Being a founder is not glamorous, it’s really hard work, and most of the time you’re going to fail," Neill said. Here's...

Why Ksubi CEO Craig King reads a book a fortnight, and says you should too

Here, the CEO of Australian denim brand Ksubi reflects on a key moment that changed his career path, and the number one ...

Here’s what it’s like to have a career in retail architecture

Richard Chang has been with Gensler, a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Eur...

Deciem CEO Nicola Kilner shares her business heroes and top career advice

We chat to the woman behind cult favourite skincare brand The Ordinary about spending more time on the "people" side of ...

Why July GM Zhoe Low is betting big on physical stores

We speak to July's general manager Zoey Low about her journey through the retail industry, and how the luggage brand sur...

PepsiCo ANZ CEO Kyle Faulconer shares his three key leadership lessons

We asked Faulconer about his journey through the retail industry, and the lessons he's learned across his time in the in...

Are lab-grown gems the future of jewellery? Deltora Diamonds CEO thinks so

Specialising in lab-grown diamonds and gemstones, the Australian fine jewellery brand has opened three stores in the las...

“It’s been a long time”: Dominique Lamb opens up about leaving the NRA

The National Retail Association has finally released an official statement confirming the departure of its long-time CEO...

Getting the channel mix right: How to nail your brand launch

Adore Beauty's head of brand marketing breaks down how the business nailed the launch of its new brand Vivology.

Lindt exec talks why Australia is such a strong test market

Here, we talk to Lindt Australia CEO Michael Schai about his time in the retail industry, as well as what the global bra...