Michael Zakkour advises global brands, retailers, consumer product, and technology companies on innovation, go-to-market strategies and consumer centricity for digital commerce/eCommerce; Mega-retail ecosystems and habitats; the New Retail; consumer revolution; China/APAC retail, consumer and digital strategy; global eCommerce and digital transformation strategies, structures and implementation; direct to consumer commerce; consumer focused supply chains and logistics.
Michael has more than twenty years’ experience in international market strategy and implementation, primarily in China and Asia, as well as North America, and Europe, where he has created profitable new business for more than 500 multi-national, SME, public and private enterprises. This includes entry and growth strategies, online/offline integration, consumer growth hacking; marketing and technology deployment and including some of the biggest names in retail, consumer products, technology, food and beverage, entertainment, health care, fashion and luxury.
Prior to moving to Asia, Michael was an internet technology and eCommerce pioneer having worked on the front lines building Web 1.0 and early eCommerce from 1993 to 2001 and has stayed at the forefront of the evolution of digital commerce, eCommerce and New Retail ever since.
He is a sought-after keynote speaker, bringing a visually dynamic, reality based, entertaining, and instructive command of stage and subject matter to conferences, seminars & corporate audiences around the world.
Michael is also a contributor for BBC World News; CNN; NBC, Fox Business, NPR; and at other global media.
He has lectured at Columbia, Northwestern, UPENN, Yale, The Confucius Institute, NYU, The China Institute and at dozens of other schools, conferences, government institutions and corporations around the world.