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Kell Ihe

Kell Ihe

Founder & Luxury Brand Consultant at Spruce Consults Limited
London, United Kingdom

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 1 day


I’m looking forward to chatting with any start-up who wants to build an extraordinary brand.

I am a luxury brand strategy and marketing consultant with 14+ years of experience across eCommerce, beauty, fashion, consumer goods, lifestyle and investment management industries. I have an MBA from the University of Bath, the United Kingdom, specialising in Strategic Brand Management, Innovation Management (products & services). Obtained a certificate in International Business from Florida International University – School of Business.

I grew up in Nigeria and worked in the busiest city – Lagos, with Nigeria’s Leading Investment Banking & Wealth Management Group. I moved to London, the UK, to study, live and work for nearly a decade and now living in the United States. These experiences have given me a unique local and international experience and perspective on building and scaling a brand.

My brand strategy and marketing framework, expertise, background, and international exposure could be a great asset to any emerging start-up or established business. I am well versed in creating brand, content, email marketing strategies, customer experiences, and brand experiences that delight consumers and transform customer perception. Over the last five years, I have consulted, coached, mentored, and advised early-stage and established businesses in the UK, USA, Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, and India. Delivering on different brand development, brand strategy, and rebranding projects, advising founders, CEOs, and COO of high-growth businesses. Some of whom have been in business for 28+ years.

My interests include luxury, fashion, beauty, hospitality, consumers, and tech companies with digital product ideas.

Spoken languages

English Igbo

Mentorship motivation

  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up

I’m passionate about the economic advancement of Africa and the growing start-up community, and I am keen to use my experience and knowledge to inspire, empower and impact purposeful entrepreneurs on the continent.

I have been consulting for five years, helping founders and CEOs clarify their vision and position their businesses to build profitable brands.

With these experiences, I understand the landscape and the challenges African business owners face. Having grown up and worked in Nigeria in the early stage of my career, I saw people try to launch innovative ideas that could have flown off if they were in a more developed economy with access to mentors, inspiration, and funds. Some of those ideas failed, and each time a business venture fails, I see it as a loss to the economy. I understand and empathise with these challenges and want to help inspire and empower budding African entrepreneurs.

Reach out and connect. Let’s build better companies that would bring joy to the world.