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Roy Hessel

Entrepreneur in Residence

Roy is a tech entrepreneur and pioneer of online optical since he founded EyeBuyDirect in 2005. By partnering with the Essilor Group (EPA:EI) in 2012, Roy lead the rollup of the optical industry’s largest ecommerce companies, and was the group’s President and CEO. With over 1000 employees and operations in over 10 countries, Roy lead the world’s largest online optical group that continues to provide access to product and education to vision consumers worldwide. Roy sold his company to Essilor International in January 2018.

Roy was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader of 2016. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

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