Trustee from Switzerland
Jack Clemons is a Non-Executive member of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit Committee of DKSH since 2019 and a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV) since 2016. Jack has been a Visiting Lecturer and teaches the course “International Business Management” in the MBA programme at EPFL, Switzerland since 2016.
From 2006 until 2015, Jack led the Bata Group, a global manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of footwear and accessories as Group CEO, and previously as Group CFO. Bata has substantial supply chain and sales operations throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. Bata is the N° 1 global manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of footwear and accessories, employing 30,000 people, operating in 90 countries with 25 factories and 5,500 retail outlets. During this time Bata developed new approaches to work closely with and improve sustainably the communities in which it operates. At the same time Bata‘s financial performance improved substantially, the group entered a number of new markets and several major initiatives were successfully completed, notably in the areas of supply chain efficiency and digital transformation.
Before joining Bata, Jack founded an international consulting business operating in Europe and the US. Previously as COO and CFO at Firstream (a private-equity backed multichannel company) Jack was a key member of the team which built a substantial profitable multi-channel retailing business operating across Germany, Italy, France, Spain and UK and ultimately negotiated its successful sale.
Earlier Jack was a partner at Deloitte in France and the US where he led Deloitte’s European Technology Group providing assurance and consulting services to technology-driven companies across Europe. He has a deep knowledge of internal controls, assurance and governance, notably in complex international environments.
Jack holds a Master’s degree with honours from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He also has an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Jack is fluent in English and French and lives in Switzerland with his wife and three children.
Mr Clemon’s first term of office ends in December 2021.