Jeffrey Young
Jeffrey Young
CEO and Founder
Allegra Group

Jeffrey Young has worked as a research and strategy consultant for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors for over 20 years and founded Allegra Strategies and Allegra Group in 1999. Young’s early career began in the hospitality industry where he completed studies at the Ryde College of Hotel and Catering Management in Sydney, NSW Australia. He then went on to obtain a business degree in Finance and Economics and an MBA (with Distinction) from the University of Houston. Young is a full member of the Market Research Society and with his passion for coffee is also the founder of The Allegra Foundation, the global coffee festivals across London, New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam, and is the editor-in-Chief of 5THWAVE magazine and host of the 5THWAVE podcast – the leading digital publications for the global coffee industry.