Mr. Tom Korbas
Independent Non-Executive Directors
Mr. Tom Korbas has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since March 2021, before which he served as a Non-Executive Director of the Company from April 2016 until March 2021 and as an Executive Director of the Company from June 2014 until April 2016. Before his retirement, Mr. Korbas served as the Company’s President, North America from 2014 until April 2016 and was responsible for the overall management and development of the Group’s business in the United States and Canada. Following his retirement in 2016, Mr. Korbas served as a consultant to the Group's North America business until December 31, 2018. Mr. Korbas joined the Company in 1997. His previous positions with the Company include: President, Americas (2004 to 2014), Vice President/General Manager of the Company’s U.S. wholesale business (2000 to 2004), Vice President of Sales and Operations (1998 to 2000) and Senior Vice President of Soft-Side and Casual Bags (1997 to 1998). Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Korbas was vice president of operations (1986 to 1997), director of manufacturing operations, and engineering manager for American Tourister. Mr. Korbas holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (1973) and an MBA from Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA (1976).