31st October: Herbie Dayal

This week Elliot Moss is joined by Herbie Dayal.

Herbie Dayal is the founder and major shareholder in KMI Brands, a fast growing UK business which has over the past 20 years established a reputation for creating beautiful, innovative products. The current portfolio of brands includes Ted Baker, Orla Kiely, Fish hairstyling and Scott Cornwall. The products cover perfumes, haircare, skincare and cosmetics products as well as home fragrance products such as candles and diffusers.

KMI products are stocked by leading UK retailers such as John Lewis, House of Fraser, Boots, Debenhams, Superdrug, The Perfume Shop and ASOS, and are also sold globally in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, UAE, Scandinavia and USA. 

As CEO, Herbie brings a wealth of international business experience. Starting his career as Assistant to the VP International for Copeland Corporation - an American industrial goods manufacturer, he then worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen and Hamilton dealing principally in restructuring and corporate strategy projects for a range of top 100 companies including Unilever, Sainsbury’s, Renault and Peugeot.