Sahar Hashemi

CEO & Founder Of Coffee Republic

Retail speaker Sahar Hashemi is the driving force and founder behind the establishment of two highly publicised company brands – Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy. In 2011, Sahar was nominated as a Director Magazine Top 10 Thinkers, taking her place amongst individuals such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Jonathan Ives. As a keynote speaker and after dinner speaker, she exudes her wisdom of creating a lucrative business and reveals secrets that led to developing such well known brands.

Sahar started Coffee Republic in 1994, after leaving a career in corporate law for the retail sector. In just seven years the business had over 100 stores and a turnover of over £30 million. After leaving the day-to-day running of the business, Sahar turned her entrepreneurial skills to establishing Skinny Candy, after two years of marketing and product development, Sahar sold half the business to Glisten plc.

Sahar has been named Pioneer to the life of the Nation, by her Majesty the Queen and Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Sahar tells her very personal journey, connecting with the audience on an emotional level and brings the drive and determination needed to succeed to life.

Hashemi’s approachable and humorous delivery of her talks as a business speaker entertain audiences whilst providing valuable corporate advice as a retail speaker. Alongside her impressive experience as a speaker, Sahar can also host and facilitate your event or conference. With an ability to interact with the audience and accompany the other features of your event, Hashemi makes a wonderful addition for your guests.

To book Sahar Hashemi as the retail speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Sahar is known to cover the following topics:

  • Retail Speaker
  • The Switched On Mindset: Igniting Creativity & Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Understanding Brand Value
  • Embracing Change
  • Working Outside Your Comfort Zone
  • Diversity
  • Event & Conference Host

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