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Short Bio - Rene's Profile

Executive 64513

Rene's Profile

iCEO #64513

Position: COO/Managing Director

Nationality: Switzerland


Global Operations Leader, experienced in building and managing large apparel and lifestyle product sourcing, development and manufacturing operations as well as trading organizations with specific expertise in developing product commercialization strategies, efficient supply chains and sustainable global sourcing platforms. Proven Visionary and Change Agent.

Major Achievements

Transformed the traditional sourcing and operations culture from a functionally focused, head-quarters controlled organization into a highly collaborative, independent, pro-active, confident and very effective operations group. Improved operational efficiency by 23% (operating costs per staff) and 15% (operating costs per shipped unit) between 2012-2014. Implemented strategic category focused sourcing plans to deliver 1.2B USD FOB volume (5.0B USD Revenue). Rationalized and optimized the supplier base by 60% considering capabilities, location, speed, total costs, trade agreements and long term strategic value to the business. Centralized commercialization and implemented a more effective and efficient production operations model.

Industry Sector Competencies

Consumer Goods

Professional Objectives

Function: EVP/SVP Operations, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Chief Operations Officer
Interim Manager: Yes
Permanent Position: Yes
Operational: Yes
Availability: Full time
Prefered Locations: Asia or US

Additional Professional Interests

Non executive director assignments

Countries Covered

Hong Kong

Operational Competencies

Business development (Professional)
New product or service launch (Expert)
Geographical expansion (Expert)
Company rescue or turnaround (Expert)



Home Country

Hong Kong


Full time


Higher Business and Administration School, St. Gallen/Switzerland (similar to 4 year BA)


English, German

Management Experience

More than 15 years

Company Size


Interim Manager


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Contractual Flexibility

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Competitive Fees

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