Michael Poynor

Michael Poynor

Founder, Retail Expertise


A visionary retail strategist and board advisor with many decades of experience as a retailer, wholesaler, consultant and NED for world-class brands and businesses across the globe. Extensive knowledge of retail markets in Europe and the Americas, North & South.

Michael started his career as an executive at C&A in the UK and The Netherlands. After an academic interlude as Adjunct Professor of International Retailing at Syracuse University he joinded Asda (now part of Walmart) to head up International Business Development.

From 2001 to 2010 he was PwC's Chief Retail Advisor in the UK and subsequently the firm's Global Retail & Consumer Advisor.  He now acts in a similar capacity for The Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets in Europe.