entrepreneur / investor

ROMANNA BINT-ABUBAKER

Romanna is the London-based founder and CEO of Haute Elan, the host of London Modest Fashion Week. She is a seasoned entrepreneur having launched two successful e-commerce businesses before and sold one. A previous Barrister at law Romanna is known for her savvy commercial acumen and her ability to think on her feet.

SURAYA NOR'SHARIZA SHARIFUDDIN

Suraya is the founder of Sakura Malaysia and Chief Creative Officer of Haute Elan, the host of London Modest Fashion Week.

media personality / influencer

MUNA ABU SULAYMAN

The "Oprah Winfrey of Saudi Arabia", Muna is an award winning strategic development consultant and one of the most influential and popular media personalities. She has been voted one of the most influential arabs in the world and helped to co-found several organisations that deal with women empowerment, media, employment and education.

brand specialist

SHELINA JANMOHAMED

Shelina is the Vice President of Ogilvy Noor, the world's first bespoke consultancy for building brands with global Muslim consumers. She also authored the international best seller, "Love in a Headscarf" and writes for UK and international newspapers.

Influencer

PROF. DR REINA LEWIS

REINA LEWIS is Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies at
the London College of Fashion, UAL. Her books include; Muslim
Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures; Rethinking Orientalism:
Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem; and Gendering Orientalism:
Race, Femininity and Representation (1996). She is editor of
Modest Fashion: Styling Bodies, Mediating Faith (2013), and with
Nancy Micklewright, of Gender, Modernity and Liberty: Middle
Eastern and Western Women’s Writings: A Critical Reader (2006).
Reina Lewis is also editor with Elizabeth Wilson of the book series
Dress Cultures, and with Teresa Heffernan of the book series
Cultures in Dialogue.

Reina convenes the public talks series Faith and Fashion at the
London College of Fashion

Fashion Designer \ Entrepreneur

SARA AL MADANI

Her Excellency Sara Al Madani is a well-known fashion designer, Restaurant Owner and entrepreneur.

In 2014, she was selected by His Highness Sheikh D.r Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi as a board member at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, making her the youngest on the board.

Sara’s parents inspired her to start her own business at a young age. Following her success as a young entrepreneur and business woman, Sara was selected to inspire women in the UAE to be more active and self-confident in order to achieve business success.

Recognized for her creativity and hard work, Sara is an honoured speaker in many universities, colleges and institutes. She truly believes that it is important to be an active member of the community, inspiring the younger generation and continuously sharing knowledge, experience and information.

SHAZIA SALEEM

Shazia Saleem is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and the founder of ieat foods, the UK's first brand of halal prepared meals sold across supermarkets in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Having worked for BBC Dragon Peter Jones CBE in his investment office, Shazia went on to put the lessons learned to good use by raising over £2m from angel investors across her different businesses and is excited to share her experiences, tips and tricks with you at LMFW!