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
1:30 pm2:30 pm
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre

The retail industry looks to individuals who hold significant influence on consumer preferences, trends, and purchasing decisions to learn from and understand their key attributes as “market makers”. In this Main Stage session, the NRF features three of retail’s top executives in back-to-back-to-back fireside chats. 

Kicking off the session block, businesswoman, author, and Emmy Award-… Read more