Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO

Allyson Stewart-Allen is CEO and Founder of International Marketing Partners, established in 1991.

An award-winning educator, advisor, broadcaster, author and speaker who’s a recognized expert on global retailing, international marketing and cross-border expansion.

Originally from Los Angeles and now based in London for over 30 years, Allyson earned her MBA with Dr. Peter Drucker and learned her craft while working for PwC, PA Consulting Group and Hay Management Consultants.

She has advised over 260 businesses across 27 countries including BAE Systems, BBC Studios, Burberry, Chanel, Electronic Arts, HSBC, Lufthansa, Meltwater, NBC Universal, Pandora, Ricoh, SAB Miller and more.

She’s the author of both editions of the best-selling book Working with Americans and is a regular TV, radio and print expert including her five seasons on BBC’s The Apprentice, CNN, The Financial Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.  She is also the creator of the recently-launched LinkedIn Learning course Leading International Growth.

Allyson is a Member of the Advisory Board of the British Business Excellence Awards and recently served as a Non-Executive Director for the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

When she’s not busy doing all these interesting activities, she serves as a mentor to a range of corporate leaders and organisations.

To see some of Allyson's keynote talks and her speaker website, visit

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