Our Professors

EICOM’s Professors are globally recognised business – and thought leaders within the field of commerce. They have led some of the most well-known brands through their process of Digital Transformation and have been teaching EICOM’s programme since 2018.

Our Professors will not only provide you with models and trends within the eCommerce landscape, they will use their own experiences to showcase from to accelerate your strategy for your organisation.

‘This is what we pride ourselves on, ‘ The Knowledge Sharing Approach’.

Mariano Gomide de Faria

FOUNDER AND CO-CEO AT VTEX- THE TRUE CLOUD PLATFORM

Mariano started his journey into eCommerce and CRM as a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Rio de Janeiro. After spending time in the financial markets working at the brokerage firms of Senso and Banco Icatu, he founded VTEX alongside Geraldo Thomaz in the beginning of 2000. His main objective is to orient Sales and Marketing, Services, Operations and outsourcing Directors. We are pleased to have him on board as the ‘Programme Director‘.

Ian Jindal

FOUNDER AND EDITOR IN CHIEF, INTERNETRETAILING

Ian Jindal is a consultant, publisher and advisor in eCommerce and multichannel retail. Ian is also the Founder and Editor in Chief of InternetRetailing, providing insight and research for Europe’s ‘etailers’ and multichannel retailers. To underpin their analysis he co-founded RetailX, researching performance in multichannel retail, brands and vendors.

Zia Daniell Wigder

CHIEF GLOBAL CONTENT OFFICER AT SHOPTALK & FOUNDER AT GROCERYSHOP

Zia is the Chief Global Content Officer at Shoptalk where she’s in charge of developing the 100+ sessions on the Shoptalk event agenda and recruiting 300+ senior level speakers from innovative startups, established brands/retailers, venture capital firms, real estate developers and more. 

Angela Cearns

CEO & CO -FOUNDER AT TRUETWINS

Angela is the CEO & Co-Founder of TrueTwins, a blockchain-based ID platform that creates digital passports for physical products, as a means to verify their origin, authenticity and footprint. Angela’s passion is to grow business via innovation through technology. 

Brian McBride

FORMER MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AMAZON.CO.UK AND EX-CHAIRMAN AT ASOS.COM

Brian has worked in various industries, for well-known companies and has managed the eCommerce retail giant Amazon through some extreme and rapid digital transformation processes. As a valued member of the EICOM teaching team, Brian has a wealth of knowledge and gives expert advice. 

Kati Suominen

FOUNDER AND CEO OF NEXTRADE GROUP

Kati is business and policy entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group that helps Fortune 500s, governments, and multilateral development banks enable world trade through technology. They are pioneers in ideating and developing actionable data, rigorous analytics, geospatial and ML/AI approaches, and PPPs to digitise and drive world trade.

Clients include MasterCard, Visa, eBay, Google and PayPal to name a few.

Executive Education Through ‘Knowledge Sharing’

EICOM’s Executive Programme arms you with the right tools to guide your business through the process of Digital Transformation. You have the choice between our EICOM on Campus Executive Programme, our EICOM Online Executive Programme, as well as EICOM in Company where we can visit you at your place of work to teach you and your colleagues.