Imran Hakim

Imran Hakim

CEO - Hakim Group

Beginning his journey trading IT equipment whilst at still at school, Imran went on to complete his BSc Hons in Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology before earning his spot as one of the UK’s most innovative and vibrant young Entrepreneurs. Imran came into the media eye in 2007 when he appeared on BBC2’s Dragon’s Den TV show with iTeddy – a 21st century teddy bear. Having successfully secured investment, Imran joined forces with Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis to create one of the biggest commercial successes the den has seen to date with the multi award-winning teddy bear which won him the World Toy Innovation award in 2008. Imran currently sits as CEO of Hakim Group whose core business activities remain within the optical industry.