Phil Wahba

Phil Wahba
Phil Wahba
Senior Writer
Fortune Magazine
Phil Wahba covers leadership, retail, and consumer goods for Fortune, focusing on how big companies from Walmart and J.C. Penney to Target and Kohl's are re-inventing themselves in a changing world and how the likes of Etsy and Chewy are reshaping it. Before joining Fortune, Phil was a correspondent at Reuters where he covered retail and consumer goods for five years after covering the 2009 car bankruptcies and 2008 financial crisis for the news agency. Prior to journalism, Phil worked as a trade commissioner for the Canadian Consulate in New York for 11 years before changing careers. He is a native of Montreal, holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s journalism school, an MBA from the University of Ottawa and is a CFA charterholder. He is an obsessive runner and has run a full marathon in each U.S. state.

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January 16
3:15 pm3:45 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Inspired by his own experience starting Chobani as a Turkish immigrant to the U.S., Hamdi Ulukaya hired refugees and experienced early on that they were some of his most loyal, dedicated, and resourceful employees. In 2016, he founded the Tent Partnership for Refugees to mobilize the global business community to hire, train, and mentor refugees and incorporate them into their core operations.… Read more
January 17
9:15 am9:45 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
Many examples of industry-leading customer experiences were born from the luxury sector. In this Main Stage fireside chat, Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) CEO, Geoffroy van Raemdonck, discusses the company’s integrated luxury retail approach, curation assortment, and sales-assisted model driven by relationships. Learn how these strategies are leading NMG’s growth strategy of revolutionizing luxury… Read more