Abdul Thunayan | Chief Executive Officer

Abdul Thunayan, Chief Executive Officer, iVANZi

Abdul Thunayan is a seasoned management executive with 20 years of experience leading operations and marketing strategy for $200 million+ enterprises. Currently, he is the founder/CEO of Retail Linx, a retail platform connecting emerging brands with vacant retail space, iVANZi a curated online marketplace with growing physical retail presence, and the President/CEO of Ayan Arabia Co., a diversified holding company spanning retail, hospitality, and real estate development. 

Thunayan's entrepreneurial ventures include successful hospitality franchises such as Crazy Burger and Danah Café Lounges; Fitness Zone, state-of-the-art fitness centers in Saudi Arabia; and Home Way Interiors, an interior design and architecture firm. His past retail projects include the retail expansion of Thailand’s leading furniture manufacturers in Saudi Arabia, and Oasis Resort and Amusement Park, a 400,000 square foot amusement park.

Thunayan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from The American University in Washington, D.C. He also completed an Executive Course on Operations Management at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.


Seamless ME 2019 day 2 @ 14:00

PANEL: Data driven design: using creative design to elevate customer experience

  • Blending data and innovative tech to create the ideal customer experience
  • What does the ambient aisle look like?
  • Leveraging data-driven shelf optimisation
  • Capturing data with instore technology advancements: putting sensors in the forefront of your design
  • Big data and bigger retail data: identifying and utilising the data you already have
  • Measuring emotional responses and removing negative experiences
last published: 15/Apr/19 13:15 GMT

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