Hardy McLain - Independent Non Executive Director
Mr. Bruce Hardy McLain (Hardy) has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Samsonite International S.A. since June 2014, before which he served as a Non-Executive Director from May 2011 until June 2014. He served as a non-executive director of the consolidated group from October 2007 until May 2011. Mr. McLain is a co-founder, and serves on the board, of CVC (formerly a subsidiary of Citigroup known as Citicorp Venture Capital), from which he retired as managing partner in December 2012. Mr. McLain joined Citicorp Venture Capital in 1988, and in 1993 participated along with fellow managers in the acquisition of Citicorp Venture Capital from Citigroup and the founding of CVC. Since founding CVC Capital Partners he has been involved in and held directorships with a number of companies including the Dorna Sports Group (1998 to 2006), Rapala VMC OYJ (1998 to 2005), Punch Taverns Plc (formerly known as Punch Group Limited) (1999 to 2002), Spirit Group Holdings Limited (formerly known as Spirit Amber Holdings) (2003 to 2006), Kappa Holding BV (1998 to 2000) and Haymon Sports LLC (2013 to 2015). He is currently a non-executive director of CVC Capital Partners, Everbright Ltd., Formula One, Mount Street Group Limited and the Lecta Group. Prior to joining Citicorp Development Capital, Mr. McLain worked for Citicorp's investment management (1986 to 1987) and mezzanine finance (1987 to 1988) groups. Mr. McLain holds a BA in Public Policy and Psychology from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, where he graduated in 1976, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA (1981). He serves on the Board of Visitors for both the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and the UCLA Anderson School of Management.