Global Brand Marketing, Inc. appointed Roelof de Leeuw as European General Manager for the new GBMI European sales office based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mr. de Leeuw will oversee all sales, marketing, operational, and logistical aspects of managing the European sales office, including developing and implementing GBMI business in Europe. Mr. de Leeuw will be responsible for maintaining and building relationships with existing and potential accounts as well as maximizing sales, distribution and profits in European markets.
“We are thrilled that Roelof will be joining the GBMI team. His wealth of expertise in marketing and sales of luxury and sporting goods will help further facilitate sales in our ever growing European market,” said Killick Datta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Brand Marketing, Inc. “It is important that we expand our offices and staffing overseas as we focus on accelerating the growth of our global business.”
Mr. de Leeuw has worked with GBMI brands since 2003 as Sales Manager for PONY, Nautica, and FunFlopps with Dutch distributor Fashion Studio Benelux. Previously, he worked for over 10 years as a sales director in export management positions with prestigious fashion companies Simmer Style Europe, Vriesco International, Unisto, and Robey Sportswear.
Mr. de Leeuw will oversee the opening of the new GBMI European sales office in Amsterdam on March 1st and report to Senior Vice President of International Sales Charles Dallain.