DATE & TIME
Monday 22nd January 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
32 London Bridge Street
London SE1 9SG
Ulric Jerome is the CEO of MATCHESFASHION.COM, the leading global luxury fashion retailer for men and women. Ulric also sits on the Board of Zooplus AG, European online leader of pet supplies with close to €1 billion in sales.
Ulric also served on the Board of Paddy Power plc from 2012 to 2016, where he was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and additionally sat on the Nomination and Audit Committees.
Ulric was a founding partner of PIXmania.com, a €1 billion pan-European online retailer, spanning more than 30 products categories with operations across 26 European countries; the business was sold to Dixons Retail in 2006.
Born in Paris, Ulric studied in France before completing his Degree in Economics in Montréal.
Matches Fashion was founded by Ruth and Tom Chapman in 1987 as a brick-and-mortar store in London’s Wimbledon. It rebranded as Matchesfashion.com in 2013 to reflect its increasingly digital profile. Today, MatchesFashion generates 95% of its revenue online (it has four physical stores and a private shopping townhouse in London, with a multi-level flagship scheduled to open in Mayfair this autumn). And while its UK market is still its most mature, 80 per cent of its sales are made outside Britain, with the US expected to emerge as its biggest market by the end of 2017.
It has enjoyed growth in a digital world where the likes of My-Wardrobe and Style.com failed — a success attributed to its unique mix of established and nascent designer brands. It has also placed focus on improving customer experience: this year, it introduced 90-minute delivery in London, and has invested heavily in technology with a mobile point-of-sale app that will log every interaction both in-store and online — the aim is to give the company enhanced visibility as to how the consumer behaves, allowing MatchesFashion to tailor the retail experience to each individual.