The Business:KDS Accessories are part of the KDS Garment Manufacturing Group based in Bangladesh. Specialising in the global supply of trims and packaging to fashion retailers, their products include sewing thread, hangers and labels.
The Challenge:KDS wanted to establish a separate European division, based in the UK. They needed an experienced General Manager for their European arm, with a thorough understanding of the global fashion business and a strong network of European contacts. Unfortunately, specialist fashion recruitment agencies had been unable to identify the true high performers in this market.
Our Candidate:Six outstanding candidates were identified through our thorough research and headhunting process.
KDS made an offer to their preferred candidate in 2009. He was delighted to accept – and has since been promoted to become CEO for the global KDS Accessories business.
Moving forward, our candidate is now focusing on opening new markets in China and the US, and continues to use Executive Headhunters when sourcing the best possible individuals for each new venture.