Gildan Activewear appoints four new directors

06 Apr '18
2 min read
Courtesy: Gildan
Courtesy: Gildan

Gildan Activewear Inc., has announced that its Board of Directors has nominated Maryse Bertrand, Marc Caira, Charles M. Herington, and Craig Leavitt, as new director nominees to the Board, to be voted at its annual meeting of shareholders which will be held on May 3, 2018 in Montreal. Gildan is a leading manufacturer of everyday basic apparel.

Maryse Bertrand is currently an advisor in corporate governance and risk management and is a member of the Boards of Directors of National Bank of Canada, and Metro Inc., a leader in the grocery and pharmaceutical distribution sectors in Canada. Bertrand holds a law degree from McGill University and a Masters in risk management from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Marc Caira is currently the vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc., a multinational quick service restaurant company. Caira also serves on the Boards of Directors of Hydro One Limited, an electricity transmission and distribution services provider, and the Minto Group, a private real estate developer. He also serves on the Board of Governors of Seneca College, a leading post-secondary educational institution. Caira holds an advanced diploma in marketing management from Seneca College, Toronto and is a graduate of the director programme at The International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Charles M. Herington is currently the chief operating officer, vice-chairman, and president of global operations at Zumba Fitness LLC. Herington also sits on the Boards of Directors of Molson Coors Brewing Company, Klox Technologies, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, and Hy Cite Enterprises, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of household products. Herington received his B.S. degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

Craig Leavitt has had a career as a business leader in the retail sector that spans over 30 years. Leavitt most recently served as chief executive officer of Kate Spade & Company, a designer and marketer of fashion accessories and apparel. Leavitt serves on the Boards of Directors of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., a global, interactive retail destination for creating customisable stuffed animals, and Crate & Barrel, an industry-leading home furnishings specialty retailer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin & Marshall College. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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