Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2023

Katia Kachan is a cross-border business development adviser for luxury and retail companies. Her professional mission is to contribute to international development of diverse industry players, from creative tech start-ups to global brands and retailers. Kachan acquired her business acumen while working in investment banking in London and Paris, after graduating from Sciences Po Paris with a Masters of Finance in 2010. Passionate about consumer goods and luxury industries, she has worked in the corporate advisory department of Nasdaq, where she helped to raise funds for large listed multinationals of consumer discretionary and luxury sectors. After receiving an MBA from INSEAD in 2016, Kachan moved to Dubai, where she has built a cross-border match-making platform for retail and fashion tech start-ups. Her objective is to put Dubai on a world map as an innovation hub for immersive and technology-powered customer experiences, by bringing the most innovative solutions via a number of global competitions and ensuring their successful integration in retail spaces.