Very special news from Artfinder HQ today: we're delighted to announce that we've appointed digital entrepreneur, Joshna Rughani, as CEO, joining the growing proportion of UK businesses with female CEOs.
Outgoing CEO, Michal Szczesny, left in 2022, with interim CEO, Glen Collins, stepping in whilst a permanent appointment was made.
Joshna is an award-winning e-commerce leader, with experience delivering transformation of online channels for fast growth businesses. Joshna worked for Red Letter Days for a decade, transforming the retailer from a catalogue business to primarily online, working her way up to be their first ever Head of E-Commerce. Here, she significantly increased the company’s online presence, as well as winning several digital awards, including The Drum Search Awards Best B2C Campaign – PPC.
“From the day I joined Artfinder I knew I was stepping into something special. An online marketplace that allows artists to make a living selling their art, and customers to buy something directly from those artists - it’s a great idea, an ethical and sustainable business and one that is set for future growth as the sector finally embraces online and becomes increasingly open to all.”
Glen Collins comments:
"Having worked with Joshna for several years now, and really closely for the last 6 months, I can honestly say there’s no better person I know of to run the business moving forward.
I still love Artfinder and I will still be actively involved in the business, moving back to my previous Non-Exec Director role where I’ll continue to work with Joshna & the team to ensure the continued success of this great community of artists."