Philip Johnston, is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Opontia, a company that acquires and grows e-commerce brands in CEEMEA. Opontia was launched in early 2021 and was the fastest company ever in MENA to raise >$45M in under 9 months making them the only newcomer to feature on the Forbes Top 50 Most Funded Startups list in 2021 at number 12. They now have >100 employees split between Dubai, Riyadh, Istanbul, and Warsaw and have bought 10 e-commerce brands with plans to double in the next year.

Philip previously spent two years at McKinsey, Dubai working on e-commerce strategy, private equity, and post-merger integration. Before this, he spent two years doing venture capital investing across Southern Africa, and five years in banking split between London, New York, and Singapore. Philip holds an MPA from Harvard University, an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA from Columbia University, and is a CFA Charterholder.