Khalid Al Tayer

Board of Advisor, Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship

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Khalid Al Tayer is the Managing Director of Al Tayer Insignia, the retail business of Al Tayer Group, after being appointed as its Chief Executive Officer from 2011 till 2019.  Al Tayer Insignia represents over 60 luxury, lifestyle, beauty and hospitality brands including Harvey Nichols - Dubai, Bloomingdale’s (Dubai and Kuwait), Armani, Coach, Boucheron, Kiehl’s, and Gap.  Al Tayer Insignia also operates its proprietary luxury ecommerce site, where Khalid is the CEO. In his time at the helm of the retail business, Khalid has spearheaded Joint Venture arrangements with Kering (Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen), LVMH (Bulgari and Loro Piana), Prada Group (Prada and Miu Miu), Ermenegildo Zegna, Brunello Cucinelli, Jimmy Choo, Thom Browne, and MCM.

Khalid currently serves as the Chairman of Taaleem, on the Board of the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS), the Board of the Fashion Commission at the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Board of the Retail Business Group at the Dubai Chamber.

Prior to joining Al Tayer Group as Group General Manager in 2005, Khalid founded an internet startup (, worked at McKinsey & Co. and Emirates Financial Services.

Khalid graduated with a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship, corporate finance and economics from Babson College in the US in 1999.