Ramesh Tainwala - Executive Director
Mr. Ramesh Dungarmal Tainwala has served as an Executive Director of Samsonite International S.A. (the "Company" and together with its consolidated subsidiaries the "Group") since May 2011 and as an executive director of the consolidated group since February 2011. He has served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer since October 1, 2014. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tainwala is responsible for the Company's overall strategic planning and for managing the Group's operations. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tainwala served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 until September 2014. Before his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, he served as the Company's President, Asia-Pacific and Middle East. Mr. 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. Prior to joining the Company in November 1995, Mr. Tainwala was an entrepreneur in the plastic processing and consumer goods industries, including with Tainwala Chemicals & Plastics (India) Limited with which he was associated from 1985 to 2008. He was also an independent non-executive director of Donear Industries Limited (1990 to 2013) and Basant Agro Tech (India) Limited (2005 to 2013), both of which were listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited. Mr. Tainwala holds a Master's degree in Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India (1982).