As founder, editor-in-chief and CEO of The Business of Fashion , Imran Amed is considered one of the fashion industry’s leading writers, thinkers and commentators. Fascinated by the industry’s potent blend of creativity and business, he began BoF as a blog in 2007, which has since grown into the pre-eminent global fashion industry resource serving a 3 million strong community from over 200 countries. Amed now oversees verticals including the BoF 500 (an annual list of the people shaping the global fashion industry), BoF Careers (the global marketplace for fashion talent), BoF China (a Chinese language edition) and BoF Education (fashion’s platform for online learning). Amed has been named in Fast Company’s annual list of the Most Creative People in Business, British GQ’s list of the 100 Most Influential Men in Britain and Wired UK’s list of the 100 most influential figures in Britain’s digital economy. This year, the CFDA presented him with the Media Award in Honour of Eugenia Sheppard. Previously, Amed was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company .