Ruhi Suttarwala

Founder and CEO, Emmerce Ltd

Ruhi Suttarwala, Developed a profitable online shop for various beauty products in Jumia and other major marketplaces; Awarded the best vendor in Jumia for 2017 Black Friday sales for best sales and operations. Expanded the business to manage various other brands in ecommerce working with distributors for Philips, Tefal, Condor, etc for content creation, marketing strategies, logistics and reporting - Registered 5x y-o-y growth for Beauty accounts and 10x growth for brand accounts with 90% reduction on order cancellation rate and 40% improvement in shipping TAT and store rating. Working with various Pan African initiatives with UNCTAD and Ecommerce Forum of Africa to develop e-commerce in Africa representing Kenyan SMEs

5:05pm – 6:05pm EAT

Monday, 8 March 2021 Day 1

Women in Innovation: Providing leadership, creating solutions and driving change

Hosted by IFPMA; Co-sponsored by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), and The Innovation Council

Innovation is crucial to identifying solutions to achieve the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Implementation of the SDGs requires all stakeholders to play their part. This International Women’s Day, women from diverse sectors, different countries and with distinct innovation models, will come together throughout the world to share their journey and how they are working to provide real life solutions. Many of them will have made an impact in their communities, or regionally and/or globally, through thinking differently and driving change through innovation and creativity. We want to celebrate your personal stories, and to highlight how you have impacted lives. And, above all, we want you to inspire future innovators, creators, engineers, and scientists.