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Andrew Jennings

Former CEO; Karstadt, Saks Fifth Avenue, Holt Renfrew, House of Fraser and other retail companies.

Presently the Chair of The Prince’s Trust Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Leadership Group, Andrew is a highly accomplished Senior Global Retail Executive with more than 45 years of achievement leading some of the world’s most respected specialty and departmental stores.  These include Harrods and House of Fraser in the UK, Brown Thomas in Ireland, Holt Renfrew in Canada, Saks Fifth Avenue in the USA, Woolworths in South Africa, and the Karstadt Group in Germany.  

In 2014, Andrew commenced the next chapter of his international career as a Global Retail Advisor, Board Member and Agent of Change.   He is now based in London working with international retailers and private equity organizations including Ted Baker (International), Curzon Cinema (UK), Vera Bradley (USA), and Alpha Wealth (South Africa).

In November 2017, Andrew launched his debut book, “Almost is Not Good Enough – How to Win and Lose in Retail,” sharing pertinent experiences and lessons from his career.  His book includes contributions from 34 Retail Chairmen and CEOs from around the world on how to remain relevant in today’s fast-changing retail environment.  

Andrew is Chair of The Prince’s Trust Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Leadership Group – a charity which has changed the lives of disadvantaged, out of work young people in theUK.  All profits from his book are being donated to The Prince’s Trust.

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