Global Brand Partners Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Chief Executive Officer / President / Director

Prior Experience
  • Global Brand Marketing Inc., Santa Barbara, California
    (a $600 million company with Diesel, Nautica, 7 for all Mankind, Sean John, Pony, DryshoD, XOXO, Funflopps)
  • Sole Owner, Chairman and CEO
  • Skechers Inc., Manhattan Beach, California
    (a 3.5 billion company)
  • President, International
  • Brooks Sports Inc., Seattle, Washington
    (a $750 million company)
  • President
  • Wolverine Worldwide International Ltd., Grand Rapids, Michigan
    (a $3.5 billion company with Merrell, Sperry, Keds, Hush Puppies, CAT, Sebago, Saucony)
  • President
  • L.A. Gear Inc., Los Angeles, California (a $950 million company)
  • Vice President, International and Licensing
  • NIKE Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
    (a $40 billion company)
  • Director of International Business Development
  • NIKE International Ltd., Washington, England
    (a $22 billion company)
  • Business Development Manager, Senior Marketing Manager
Major Accomplishments
  • Ernst & Young – Entrepreneur of the Year (2004)
  • Fairchild Publications – 13th Most Powerful Man in Global Footwear Fashion Industry
  • Footwear News – Person of the Year (2003)
  • Inc 500 – America’s Fastest Growing Company in Industry Sector (2003 & 2004)
  • Time Magazine – People to Watch for (2003)
  • Fortune Magazine – Feet is his Specialty (2004)
  • Masters in Business Administration; Durham University Business School, England
  • Bachelor of Science; Chemistry, Biochemistry, University College, England
  • Diploma in German; Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany
  • Schooling at St. Edwards, Oxford, England
Other Associations
  • Board Director and Past Chairman, American Apparel and Footwear Association
  • Board Director and Past Chairman, American Apparel and Footwear Association
  • Industry Sector Advisor to U.S. Dept of Commerce for Footwear, Leather and Leather Products
  • Board Director, World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry
  • Vice-Chairman/Governor/Board Director, American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
  • Board Director, Direct Relief International
  • Board Director of raiSE, Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise
  • Member, Government Relations Committee of Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
  • Member, Athletic Footwear Council of Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
  • Member, American Management Association and World Shoe Association
  • Past Board Director, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
  • Board Director, Footwear Industries of America
  • Member, Advisory Board, Dream Foundation
  • Invited lecturer on International Business at Universities and Business seminars worldwide
  • Past member of the California Chamber of Commerce, International Trade Committee
  • Active participant in the World Economic Forum
  • Past member, Michigan Export Development Authority, State of Michigan Executive Department
  • Awarded F.C.I.M. (Fellowship), Chartered Institute of Marketing, England
  • Awarded F.I.S.M.M. (Fellowship), Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, England
  • Awarded G.R.S.C (Graduate of the Royal Society), Royal Society of Chemistry, England
  • Awarded M.B.I.M from British Institute of Management