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Nike appoints Noel Kinder as new VP and CSO
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Jul '18
Courtesy: Nike
Courtesy: Nike
Nike, Inc., has announced that the company has appointed Noel Kinder as the company’s new VP, Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), effective September 5, 2018. Nike, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading designer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.

Kinder is a 19-year Nike veteran, and was most recently VP, sustainable manufacturing and sourcing. Prior to this role, he was general manager, Nike Vietnam, LLC where he had responsibility for all manufacturing operations. He has held a wide range of leadership positions in the company’s footwear and apparel divisions, as well as roles in strategic planning and finance. Prior to his roles at Nike, Kinder also served in the Peace Corps, spending two years in Honduras.

He will report to Eric Sprunk, Nike’s chief operating officer and Tom Clarke, president of advanced innovation, with oversight from the corporate responsibility, sustainability, and governance committee of the Nike, Inc. Board of Directors.

Kinder succeeds Hannah Jones, a 20-year Nike veteran as CSO, who after 14 years in the role will become president of Nike Valiant Labs, the company’s in-house new business model incubator.

Mark Parker, Nike chairman, president and CEO said, “We have made incredible progress over the last decade, and I’m excited to see Noel build on the leadership and change Hannah has helped define. In this new area, Hannah will play an important role as we look to innovate and disrupt our own models in this next phase of our growth.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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