Paul Etchells - Independent Non Executive Director
Mr. Paul Kenneth Etchells has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Samsonite International S.A. since May 2011. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Swire Properties Limited, a leading developer, owner and operator of mixed use, principally commercial properties in Hong Kong and the PRC, and of China Foods Limited, a company engaged in food and beverage processing and distribution, both of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Previously, Mr. Etchells also served as a non-executive director and chairman of Twenty20 Limited, a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands which, through its subsidiary companies, is engaged in the manufacture and sale of eyewear products. Mr. Etchells has served as an advisor to Cassia Investments Limited, a private equity firm, since November 2012. Mr. Etchells has also held various positions at The Coca-Cola Company (1998 to 2010), including deputy president of Coca-Cola Pacific (2007 to 2010) and president of Coca-Cola China (2002 to 2007). Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Mr. Etchells held various positions at the Swire Group (1976 to 1998), including managing director of Swire Beverages (1995 to 1998), general manager of the Industries Division of Swire Pacific (1989 to 1995) and finance manager of the Industries Division of Swire Pacific (1981 to 1989). Mr. Etchells holds a BA in Political Studies from the University of Leeds, Leeds, the United Kingdom (1971) and a MA in Asia Pacific Studies from the University of Leeds (2013). He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.