Samsonite appoints global COO
Dubai, March 26, 2014
Samsonite International, the world’s largest manufacturer and leading luggage brand, has announced the appointment of Ramesh Tainwala as chief operating officer with immediate effect.
In his new role, Tainwala will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business of the company globally and continue to be directly involved in the management of the company’s business in China, Philippines and Australia.
Leo Boo Suk Suh will be taking over from Tainwala as president, Samsonite Asia and Middle East.
“I am delighted to take on my new role at a time when increasing number of people are traveling and every market across the world presents interesting challenges. In this backdrop, I hope I will be able to strengthen Samsonite’s leadership position globally,” said Tainwala.
Tainwala served as executive director and president, Asia-Pacific and Middle East of Samsonite International SA since February 10, 2011.
In his role as president, Tainwala’s principal responsibility was to manage and develop the Group’s business in Asia Pacific.
Tainwala has been the general manager of the Group’s Middle Eastern operation since January 2007 and has been the chief operating officer of the Group’s Indian operation since June 2000. – TradeArabia News Service