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Two new members on Board

Monday, 11 June, 2018

FESI welcomes two new Board members

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                                                                                                                                         Toni Garcia                                                                                                                                 Mark Kirkup


FESI welcomes two new Board members, Toni Garcia, Director of Government and Public Affairs (GPA), EMEA at Brussels based Nike, Inc. and Mark Kirkup, Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA). Toni Garcia also was appointed Vice President and member of the Executive Committee.

The new positions were approved during FESI’s extraordinary Board and General Assembly on 6 June 2018 in Brussels.

“I am pleased that Toni Garcia and Mark Kirkup have joined the FESI Board. I am also confident that their wealth of experience in the sporting goods industry will contribute in making this organisation flourish,” commented FESI President Frank Dassler.

Toni joined Nike’s GPA EMEA office in September 2015 and he currently oversees a portfolio that includes digital, tax, IP, competition and consumer policies at European level, on top of managing a number of country-specific files. He is also Chair of the FESI Digital committee.

“I am honoured to be appointed Board member, Vice-President and EXCO member of FESI. I will continue to diligently work to uphold the interest of the sporting goods industry”.

Mark Kirkup previously to his role in FSPA has worked in professional sports administration with a number of English Premier League teams as well as executive leadership roles within the sports apparel industry.

“I am delighted to be appointed onto the Board.  The work carried out by FESI is essential to the success of the European sporting goods industry and I look forward to representing the interests of our UK members as well as the industry as a whole.”

Mr. Garcia‘s predecessor in the FESI Board function Gui Athia has left Nike while former Board member Jane Montgomery from FSPA will remain with FESI in its committee work.