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Ana Hory, MBA

Chief Executive Officer | Board

Consumer Product Goods

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Ana’s Biography

Ana Hory is an accomplished executive, transformational business leader and board member with over 30 years of experience in the tech, food, toy, baby, entertainment, health and wellness industries. She's currently President, US of b.box.

b.box is an Australian company, a key player in the juvenile products industry, designing innovative award-winning kid-empowering products trusted by moms in over 35 countries.

In her senior roles, she’s built companies and strong management teams, via strategic branding and market opportunity assessments. This experience comes from her decades-long career leading in both Fortune 500 and start-up companies as an expert in navigating the global business market and identifying prosperous business opportunities.

Ana has led businesses for well-established companies including Mattel, Unilever, Kellogg’s and Belkin, where she previously held the position of Global Business Head and led initiatives to improve the culture, financial performance and turn the business around. Overall, she is an expert in identifying new business opportunities, taking...
Ana Hory is an accomplished executive, transformational business leader and board member with over 30 years of experience in the tech, food, toy, baby, entertainment, health and wellness industries. She's currently President, US of b.box.

b.box is an Australian company, a key player in the juvenile products industry, designing innovative award-winning kid-empowering products trusted by moms in over 35 countries.

In her senior roles, she’s built companies and strong management teams, via strategic branding and market opportunity assessments. This experience comes from her decades-long career leading in both Fortune 500 and start-up companies as an expert in navigating the global business market and identifying prosperous business opportunities.

Ana has led businesses for well-established companies including Mattel, Unilever, Kellogg’s and Belkin, where she previously held the position of Global Business Head and led initiatives to improve the culture, financial performance and turn the business around. Overall, she is an expert in identifying new business opportunities, taking calculated risks that yield results, inspiring and motivating employees and strategically reorganizing companies for solid growth. Her focus on maximizing shareholder and stakeholder value and investor returns positions her as a strong board candidate for companies of all sizes.

Ana is a dedicated mentor and advisor with a passion for helping companies and individuals excel, which carries into her activities outside of her corporate responsibilities. Ana was previously an advisor for Adatto, an online community for women to offer guidance to one another, and she has been a mentor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management since 2015.

Ana earned her MBA in Business Administration from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
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Ana’s Background

b.box For Kids USA
President, USA
Jul 2022 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Award-winning b.box is one of the fastest growing Australian companies in the juvenile products industry, having built a strong reputation for innovating and redefining everyday toddler and kids essentials, with distribution in over 35 countries.
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Element of Choice
Chief Executive Officer
Apr 2017 - Apr 2022
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Through targeted marketing campaigns, innovative products, and the best possible user interface, Element of Choice creates brand, product and marketing programs that help its customers succeed in their industries.
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Ana’s Gallery

Previous Advisory Roles

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Adatto
Advisor
Nov 2019 - Jul 2021
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Adatto offers young women health advice, assisting them through an online platform that provides content, community and care.
America Israel Cannabis Association
Advisor
Dec 2018 - Nov 2020
Denver, CO, USA
The America Israel Cannabis Association (AICA) was founded by American entrepreneurs who want to create an apolitical membership-based business league to promote medical and biotech research, development and therapies, agri-tech and high-tech solutions, education, investment and trade between the Israeli wellness industry and the growing American market.

Media

Fireside Chat with Ana Hory
Jun 2019
Los Angeles, CA, USA
In this brief discussion, Ana answers a variety of questions and discusses important topics including the importance of taking risks and her thoughts on what it means to be the CEO of a company.

Interviews

Ana Hory: “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you”
Profile
Nov 2020
New York, NY, USA
Ana is profiled by Candice Georgiadis, Founder of Digital Day Agency, about her decision to enter the medicinal wellness market in the United States.
What Are First-Time Visitors to Dispensaries Buying?
2017
In this podcast interview, Ana discusses data found through interviewing customers as they visited dispensaries for the first time.

Features

Ana Hory: CEO, Chil Explores 5 Questions
Feature
Jun 2020
New York, NY, USA
In her role as CEO of Element of Choice, Ana answers five questions posed by Forbes related to the company's place in the wellness industry.

Accreditation

Corporate Board Governance Certificate
Recipient
Apr 2022
An immersive program on board best practices with a powerful combination of foundational topics and advanced insights on the most timely and pressing issues facing boards today.
ESG Certificate Program
Recipient
Apr 2022
Certificate on understanding the critical components of good ESG performance and important competencies for board executives to be effective at assessing ESG risks and opportunities.
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Memberships

NACD
Member
Mar 2022 - Present
Arlington, VA, USA
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 directors in the U.S. to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards to strengthen investor trust & public confidence by ensuring that today's directors are well prepared for tomorrow's challenges.
WomenExecs on Boards
Member
2021 - Present
Edmond, OK, USA
After completing Harvard Business School's Women on Boards program, participants are invited to join the exclusive WEoB network. Members generously share their connections and resources to help each other succeed in getting C-suite and board positions.

Awards & Endorsements

Endorsement from Belkin's CEO Chet Pipkin
For more endorsements, please visit Ana's LinkedIn.
The Best Products of 2015
Feature
Jan 2015
New York, NY, USA
Ana played a key role in the development of the Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2, which was named as part of PC Magazine's Best Products of the Year list and at CES 2015.

Specialist Courses

Harvard Business School Executive Education
Women on Boards Program
Dec 2021
Boston, MA, USA
The Women on Boards program assists future female board directors in gaining the skills and expertise they need to achieve success. After completing the program, they join a unique network of like-minded women who support them to be prepared for board assignments.
The Wharton School | University of Pennsylvania
Executive Certificate – Digital Marketing Strategies for the Digital Economy
2016
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The marketing programs at Wharton are led by specialists from the world's largest and most-published marketing faculty. They turn cutting-edge research and methodology into useful tools for professional and aspiring marketers.

Academic Appointments

College of Business Administration - Loyola Marymount University
Professor of Strategic Brand Management | MBA Class
May 2006 - Jun 2006
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Founded in 1926 as a center for strategic thinking and innovation in Southern California, the LMU College of Business Administration strives for academic excellence and prepares students — from eager undergraduates to experienced executives — to use their immense talents and unique skills to advance the interests of both industry and society.

Speaking Engagements

Exclusive Research Results: Types of Cannabis Consumers & How to Effectively Target Them
Guest Speaker
Nov 2017
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Ana was a featured Guest Speaker at the 2017 MJBiz Conference, where she discussed key insights on how to understand the needs and wants of different consumers and how to adapt to different purchase environments.

Charitable Interests

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Mentor
Oct 2015 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Center for Global Management Mentor Program pairs current full-time MBA, FEMBA, EMBA and UCLA-NUS EMBA students with members of the center's Advisory Board, a dedicated group of visionary global executives from a variety of industries and locations.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Sister
Mar 2000 - Aug 2007
Tampa, FL, USA
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America promotes strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships to children facing difficulties that alter their lives for the better.

Ana’s Education

UCLA, Anderson School of Management
MBA | Strategic Business Management
2001 - 2003

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