Appointed: March 2020
Jess Jeetly is the Founder of award-winning petite fashion brand Jeetly. She has been recognised as an innovator in the fashion industry and has contributed to several retail publications as an expert in eCommerce and petite fashion.
Jess began her career as a consultant optometrist in the private sector.
She has founded and run several digital businesses which include pitchINDIA.com, an online ‘dragon’s den’ platform connecting entrepreneurs in India to angel investors and VCs worldwide; LocumLog, a mobile app connecting employers to locum medical professionals; Freefashionweek, an annual event for retailers to donate overstock and reduce waste on landfills.
Jess has served as Committee Chair at the International Women In Business Organisation for four years and mentors startups for the Duke of York's PitchAtPalace events. She has been a judge at the UK Digital Entrepreneur Awards and the Silicon Canal awards for consecutive years.
Jess supports entrepreneurs across the UK through her work as Ambassador for the AI Congress and the Women of Future Organisation. She was awarded an MBE for Services to Entrepreneurship in 2016.Register of Interests