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WHO WE ARE

WFSGI WAS FOUNDED IN 1978

We are a Non-Profit Organization who represents the interest of the sporting goods industry.

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“THE” INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE

The sole and unique world authoritative body for the sports industry, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

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DIVERSITY & UNIQUENESS

Our membership covers the entire supply chain of the Sporting Goods Industry, by including manufacturers, brands, retailers but also national federations and associations.

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MEMBERS-DRIVEN ASSOCIATION

We have been created BY our members and FOR our members. We exist to serve them in the best possible way.
See who is already in, consult our list of members here

300

Direct Members

5000

Indirect Members

70

Percent of global

industry turnover is generated by WFSGI members

498

Billions USD

GENERATED BY THE INDUSTRY AS A GLOBAL TURNOVER

195

Countries

OUR ACTUAL​ MEMBERS

The WFSGI membership​ is unique in a way
that it covers the entire supply chain, including:

Manufacturers

Brands

Retailers

Federations and Associations

THE BOARD

The Board controls and supervises the management of the WFSGI and operates by complying with a specific written code of conduct as agreed upon by a simple majority of all board members.

In addition to the functions mentioned herein, the Board prepares – among others – proposals relative to By-laws, controls and supervises the use of membership fees and other revenues generated by the WFSGI in the best interest of the WFSGI’s Members. It also administers and supervises WFSGI’s programs and prepares the annual budget, including proposals for membership fee changes. It also prepares and approves the strategic direction of the WFSGI.

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

ANDY RUBIN

Deputy Chair, Pentland Group Ltd.

VICE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD

TOM COVE

President and CEO SFIA, WFSGI Vice-Chair Americas

JAMES ZHENG

Past WFSGI Chair, Vice-Chair Asia, Board Executive Director, ANTA Sports Products Ltd.

ALBERTO ZANATTA

Chairman, Tecnica Group S.p.A., Vice-Chair Europe

AMERICAS

TOM COVE

President and CEO, SFIA

MEHRI SHADMAN

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Under Armour, Inc.

DAVE WHEELER

Chief Operating Officer, New Balance Athletics Inc.

JORGE CASIMIRO

Vice President, Chief Public Policy and Social Impact Officer, Nike Inc. | USA

PETER BRAGDON

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Columbia Sportswear Company

BOB MARGEVICIUS

Executive Vice President, Specialized Bicycle Component Inc.

ASIA / OCEANIA

JAMES ZHENG

Past WFSGI Chair, Board Executive Director and Group President, ANTA Sports Products Ltd.

JIE LUO

Vice President and Secretary General, CSGF

RAJESH KHARABANDA

Managing Director, NIVIA representing SGEPC Freewill Sports (Pvt.) Ltd.

PAUL YANG

President, TSMA

KOICHIRO KODAMA

Managing Executive Officer, JASPO/ASICS

NOUMAN IDRIS BUTT

CEO/Owner, Capital Sports Corp. (Pvt.) Ltd. (SCCI)

EUROPE / AFRICA

ANDY RUBIN

Deputy Chair, Pentland Group Ltd.

ALBERTO ZANATTA

Chairman, Tecnica Group S.p.A.

STEVE EVERS

CEO, IIC – INTERPOSRT | International Corp. GmbH

TONY GRIMALDI

CEO, Cycleurope AB

JOHAN ADAMSSON

Global Director Sports Marketing & GM Sports Licensing, PUMA SE

MANUEL PAUSER

Vice President Global Government & Community Affairs, adidas AG

EXECUTIVE NOMINATION

KILLICK DATTA

CEO, Global Brand Partners Inc. – Koral

Ivan Lee

Vice President, APACHE Footwear.

COLIN LI

Executive Director, Li Ning Company Limited, Viva China Holdings Limited

AKITO MIZUNO

President and Representative Director, Mizuno Corp., (JASPO)

CHARLES YANG

CEO, Victory Group Ltd.

TOBIAS Gröber 

Executive Director Consumer Goods, Messe Munich

HOLGER SCHWARTING 

Chairman of the Board, Sport 2000 International

SHUICHI KOSEKI

President, DESCENTE, Ltd..

CELINE DEL GENES

Global Chief Customer Officer, DECATHLON

PARAM SINGH

Founder, Owner & CEO, ARKLYZ AG

MICHAEL HAUGE SORENSEN

Group COO, AMER SPORTS CORPORATION

EX OFFICIO

EMMA P. (MASON) ZWIEBLER

Interim CEO

emason@wfsgi.org

JOCHEN SCHAEFER

Legal Counsel, WFSGI

MARTIN KUENZI

WFSGI Treasurer & Honorary Director

PAST PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

MOTOI OYAMA

Chairman Board of Directors, ASICS Corp.

HONORARY PRESIDENT

STEPHEN RUBIN

Chairman Pentland Group

JOHN E. LARSEN

President Emeritus, New Balance

KIHACHIRO ONITSUKA †

Late Honorary President past representative Asics Corp.

HONORARY DIRECTOR

MASATO MIZUNO

Chairman of Mizuno Corp.

BENJAMIN LIU

Owner & CEO of Poyang International Co.

KLAUS UHL

CEO uc consultant

GIANCARLO ZANATTA

Founder Tecnica Group.

RAUL SERGIO HACKER

CEO, Multisport Industry, Trade and Representation Ltd.

ANIL SHARMA

Past representative SGEPC India.

ARTHUR S.W. LIN

President Freesport Corp.

JOHN RIDDLE

Representative SGMA

PASHI SONDHI

Chairman, F.C.Sondhi & Co. (India) Pvt. Ltd

LINDSAY STEWART

Representative Nike, Inc.

JAMES L. EASTON

Honorary Member International Olympic Committee

HENRI ROSSOLIN

Latin America Manager for LACOSTE.

HOWARD BRUNS

Past representative SFI, former SGMA USA

PETER MARTIN

Past representative Canadian Sporting Goods Industry

HIROTAYA MIYAJI

CEO HM Consult

NOUMAN BUTT

Past representative Capital Sports

WOLFGANG SCHNELLBUEGEL †

Past representative Sport2000

ARMIN DASSLER †

Late CEO Puma

FRANK DASSLER †

Anwaltskanzlei Dassler

LI HUA

President, CSGF

KLAUS DITTRICH

Chairman & CEO, Messe Muenchen

MARIUS ROVERS

Member of the Supervisory Board, Sport 2000 International GmbH

MARTIN KUENZI

WFSGI Treasurer & Honorary Director

MICHEL PERRAUDIN

OWNER and Founder, MP Consult

GEORGE WOOD

Chairman, Honorary President TSMA

HONORARY MEMBERS

MANFRED WUTZLHOFER

Honorary Member Past Representative Messe Munich

PETER THÜRL

Honorary Member Thürl PR

THE STAFF

LOREDANA MORGILLO

Head of Membership, Partnership and Finance

lmorgillo@wfsgi.org

MARC-IVAR MAGNUS

COO

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CHARLOTTE GIUDICELLI

Head of Legal

cgiudicelli@wfsgi.org

EMMA P. (MASON) ZWIEBLER

Interim CEO

emason@wfsgi.org

MICHELLE SMYTH

Head of International Sports & Cycling

msmyth@wfsgi.org

RICCARDO PARIGI

Sport Events Services and Communications Manager

rparigi@wfsgi.org

KAROLINA BRAZYTE

ESG and Pledge Manager

kbrazyte@wfsgi.org

 ANSLEY O’NEAL

WFSGI Head of Special Projects – Paris 2024

aoneal@wfsgi.org

ELS de KOCK – PUTTEMANS

WFSGI Pledge and Magazine Coordinator

eputtemans@wfsgi.org

JULIA THIRION

Administration Manager & Executive Assistant

jthirion@wfsgi.org

CAROLINE BROOKS

Head of Physical Activity

cbrooks@wfsgi.org

LINDA MURPHY

Head of Communications

lmurphy@wfsgi.org

EXTERNAL ADVISORS

JOCHEN SCHAEFER

Legal Counsel

EDWIN VERMULST

Trade Counsel

Marc Baudin

Auditor & Accountant

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OF SPORT TO CHANGE
THE WORLD.”
Emma Zwiebler Interim CEO, WFSGI
Slide "WE ACT AS AN ADVISER TO OUR MEMBERS, HELPING THEM." Frank Henke Vice President, Global Social & Environmental Affairs, adidas Slide "For our business it is crucial to learn about new manufacturing principles. Through the global sporting goods industry network, we can prepare ourselves for future business possibilities and seize new approaches and opportunities." Rakhil Hirdaramani Director, Hirdaramani Intl. Exports

HOW WE WORK

The WFSGI is composed of Executive and Board members, 8 core Committees and additional working groups which exchange information on various issues and topics. WFSGI Members meet at least once per year in an Ordinary General Assembly called the “Annual Meeting”. The General Assembly approves the budget and strategic direction of the WFSGI as proposed by the Board, and elects the Board, Chairman of the Board and Committee members for a three-year terms.

WHERE WE ARE

OUR GLOBAL REACH.

We are located all over the globe.

WHAT WE DO

Guidance & Leadership

GET CONNECT TO AN UNRIVALLED PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

The WFSGI provides the unique platform for members facilitating the development of synergies among its members including industry leaders and decision makers.

​News – Trends – Expertise

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE INFORMATION THAT MATTERS

The WFSGI gives its members access to emerging knowledge, reports and recommendations that will shape the industry. The on-line “Members Area” provides confidential information about important changes to industry norms and standards.

​​Influence – Engage

DEFENDING THE INDUSTRY ON THE FRONT LINE.

The WFSGI is the exclusive legitimate entity to represent the industry’s interests across the globe before:

– Governments

– International organizations (ILO, WTO, UN, etc.)

– International sport organizations (IOC, IFs etc.)

​​Conferences – Trade Shows​

EVENTS THAT BRING LIFE TO THE INDUSTRY

Beside WFSGI being regularly invited, as speaker, to trade shows and events, also organizes and hosts several events during the year:​

– The World Manufacturers Forum ​

– The World Sports Forum

– The World Cycling Forum

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