IF Melbourne
has recieved confirmation that Sahil Merchant will be joining the panel of experts.

Sahil is the co-founder and Chief Magazineologist of Mag Nation, a chain of retail stores specialising in mainstream and niche magazines, stationery, design books and t-shirts. Mag Nation has built a cult following amongst the creative and urban savvy communities across Australia and New Zealand. Mag Nation was awarded the title “most innovative Victorian retailer 2007” and “Best Young Business – Melbourne 2008”.  With 6 stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, and a thriving online business, Mag Nation is now positioned for national and international expansion.

Prior to starting Mag Nation, Sahil worked for international management consultancy McKinsey & Company. He spent 4 years with McKinsey in various offices around the world, advising major corporations across all areas of business strategy. During his time with McKinsey, he also spent a year seconded to the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Sahil has a law degree, a commerce degree, and an MBA from Europe’s finest business school, INSEAD.

Sahil regularly gets asked to speak about his experiences in building Mag Nation, and is known for his honest, “tell it as it is” approach. He has recognised expertise in capital raising and financing, marketing, retail, and entrepreneurial strategy. Sahil is 35 years old and has 3 children.

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