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Pentland Brands appoints new global COO

Tom Bottomley
06 April 2023

Pentland Brands, owner of Berghaus, Speedo, Canterbury, Ellesse, Mitre and Endura, has appointed Abhy Thomas-Joseph as its new global Chief Operating Officer (COO).

No stranger to the company, Thomas-Joseph joined Pentland Brands in 2012 and was appointed global IT director in 2018. He established a new global digital strategy for the brand portfolio, growing digital sales by 40%.

In January 2022, Thomas-Joseph joined the executive team as President of Asia Pacific, with responsibility for leading the brand and operational teams across the region.

Pentland Brands CEO, Chirag Patel, said: “In his new role, Abhy will take ownership of our global operating model and ensure we’re set up to be simpler and more efficient in how we work with our customers, suppliers and partners.

“He’ll also build strategic vendor partnerships, drive vendor led innovations, future-proof our supply chain and logistics operations, and use data and technology to power business growth. This is a natural transition for Abhy given his existing global responsibilities and leadership impact in the organisation.

“Abhy will continue to lead the Asia Pacific region in this role, providing executive leadership for what is the fastest growing region in the world.”

Abhy Thomas-Joseph as its new global Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Abhy Thomas-Joseph as Pentland's new global Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Passionate about developing businesses and fuelling growth, Thomas-Joseph has previously ranked second in ‘The CIO 100’, which recognises the 100 most transformational and disruptive chief information officers in the UK.

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