Chris IGWE

Chris Igwe is one of the world’s leading authorities on global retail and highly sought after for his knowledge and insights. 

From 2007 to 2015 he was Head of Retail, France and Senior Director, EMEA at CBRE. Based in Paris, Chris’ retail clients have included many well-known brands: Calvin Klein, Costco, Disney, Farrow & Ball, Hard Rock Café, Karen Millen, Michael Kors, Nike, TUMI and many others. His landlord clients are equally prestigious and have included AEW, Apsys, Générali, Grosvenor, Inter Ikea, Value Retail, and Unibail Rodamco. Today he is a special advisor to global brands and investors at his own consultancy firm, Chris Igwe International. He is also Managing Director at CWM France, the UK’s leading independent retail consultancy firm, now present in France. 

After heading European Real Estate for Foot Locker and then Gap, Chris joined ICSC as European Managing Director.

Chris is an international speaker and has been a Jury Member for international organizations including ICSC, RLI, CNCC. For several years he has been a Steering Committee Member of MAPIC, and Master of Ceremony for both Mapic Shanghai and Mapic Cannes.   

Chris is also a lecturer for ICSC and has also lectured for Bayfield Training, UK.

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and an active member of ICSC and ULI. Chris holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering.   

Chris is multi-lingual, and enjoys being a coach and mentor to professionals.