Khatijah Fernandes

Khatijah Fernandes

Head of Design & Development, Kookai

Khatijah Fernandes is the Head of Design and Development at Kookai. In this role, Khatijah is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Buying, Design, Merchandise Planning and Product Development functions of the Australian business. Introduced into the business 18 months ago, Khatijah has worked to streamline process, increase efficiency and provide greater business insights into sales and inventory management. Having started her career in the Buying Office at Target Australia, Khatijah held various Buying and Merchandise Planning positions before moving into a Planning Manager role at Scanlan Theodore. During a key growth period for the business, Khatijah was an integral part of the success of Scanlan Theodore during which time it expanded from 8 to 20 stores. Promoted to the role of COO, Khatijah then went on to lead the operations of the Scanlan Theodore business. It is her wealth of experience that Khatijah brings to Kookai as it integrates with its European arm to become a global brand