Group product director, Next
Christos Angelides leapfrogs product rival Kate Bostock this year, after fashion giant Next reported a solid performance, with an 8.5% rise in first-half profits. It made an interim profit of £228m on sales up 3.6% to £1.57bn in the period to July. One of his greatest coups was securing Next’s exclusive partnership with the London Olympics, which will see the retailer design Team GB’s outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as designing and producing formalwear for athletes and officials. Angelides also stole the show at this year’s Drapers Next Generation Academy with his interactive presentation.
Last year’s position 17