Delegate Profile


Job TitleCEO Global Franchise Business

Company NameThe Hamleys Group


Sohail is the CEO Global Franchise Business at Hamleys of London, the Finest Toy Shop in the World. Sohail joined Hamleys recently with a remit to strengthen and expand its Global operations working within the Leadership team of Reliance Brands Limited who acquired Hamleys of London earlier this year. Prior to Hamleys Sohail spent 24 years at Mothercare most recently as the MD of it’s class leading Global Franchise Business. Sohail is an alumnus of Newcastle University to which he remains actively involved as a Trustee Board member of the Students Union and an Advisory Board member of the Business School. 



About The Hamleys Group

Founded in 1760 by William Hamley, Hamleys of London is the Oldest and Finest Toy Shop in the World. From its world famous flagship on Regents Street in London Hamleys has grown into a global business present in 16 countries with over 180 stores. Hamleys has been an experiential Retailer since its inception and a visit to a Hamleys store in itself is a reward for a child! 

Conference Sessions


    13-Nov-2019, 11:30 - 14:00, Majestic Hotel Cannes

    For its 25th edition, MAPIC will host an exclusive closed-door event gathering +30 international multi-unit franchise partners, master franchises and a selectio...

    • Language: English

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