Samira Ali is a seasoned licensing strategist and MBA with 15 years of brand licensing experience managing and developing national and international licensing programs for globally renowned entertainment, art, corporate, and digital properties.

Samira’s career began at entertainment licensing agency CMG Worldwide, where she headed the licensing program for the iconic I Love New York campaign and developed licensing campaigns for evergreen properties including Marilyn Monroe and James Dean.  She spent 12 years at CMG before delving into prestigious art and photography licensing with Trunk Archive. There she established and ran Trunk’s Consumer Products Department, licensing some of the world’s most sought after artists including the historic Vogue UK archives, and the photography of Herb Ritts, Miles Aldridge, Ellen Von Unwerth, and Katie Rodgers fashion illustrations.