Clarks appoints former Group President of HanesBrands as new CEO
British footwear brand Clarks has today announced the appointment of Jonathan Ram as its new CEO.
Ram, who will join Clarks in his role in April 2022, was most recently Group President of Global Activewear at HanesBrands, Inc., where he led the growth of the global activewear business across multiple brands and businesses.
With extensive footwear and apparel leadership experience, Montreal born and raised Ram spent 16 years at New Balance where he ran the LATAM, EMEA and North American businesses, prior to joining HanesBrands in May 2018. He was instrumental in leading transformation, growth, and profitability in the EMEA business and then led the North America multi-channel business.
Colin Li, Chairman of Clarks, said: “In the last year Clarks has implemented a focused turnaround strategy designed to protect the future of the business, and to build a foundation for sustainable growth in the years ahead. This has resulted in an improved financial position. With the appointment of Jon as CEO we now look forward to a new phase where we will focus on growing our business in current and new markets and channels, and Jon will take a leading role in taking Clarks to the next level.”
Ram added: “Clarks is an iconic brand with a rich history in shoe making craftsmanship, expertise and sustainability. It is truly an honour to be given the opportunity to lead the Clarks business and work with such a talented team. We have a lot to do, and I am excited to begin the journey.”