/ BOAR NOMINATIONS / Mr. Killick Datta


Mr. Killick Datta

CEO and President Global Brand Partners Pte. Ltd.
Executive Nomination Americas


Organizational Involvement

Board Director and Past Chairman, American Apparel and Footwear Association.


Industry Sector Advisor to U.S. Dept of Commerce for Footwear, Leather and Leather Products.


Board Director, World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry.


Vice-Chairman/Governor/Board Director, American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.


Board Director, Direct Relief International.


Board Director of raiSE, Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise.


Member, Government Relations Committee of Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association.


Member, Athletic Footwear Council of Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association.


Member, American Management Association and World Shoe Association.


Board Director, Footwear Industries of America. Member, Advisory Board, Dream Foundation.


Invited lecturer on International Business at Universities and Business seminars worldwide.


Active participant in the World Economic Forum. Awarded F.C.I.M. (Fellowship), Chartered Institute of Marketing, England.


Awarded F.I.S.M.M. (Fellowship), Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, England.


Awarded G.R.S.C (Graduate of the Royal Society), Royal Society of Chemistry, England.


Awarded M.B.I.M from British Institute of Management.


Major Accomplishments:

2004 – Ernst & Young – Entrepreneur of the Year.

– Fairchild Publications – 13th Most Powerful Man in Global Footwear Fashion Industry


2003 – Footwear News – Person of the Year. 2003, 2004 – Inc 500 – America’s Fastest Growing Company in Industry Sector.


2003 – Time Magazine – People to Watch for.


2004 – Fortune Magazine – Feet is his Specialty.

Educational Background

Schooling at St. Edwards, Oxford, England.


Diploma in German; Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany.


Bachelor of Science; Chemistry, Biochemistry, University College, England.


Masters in Business Administration; Durham University Business School, England.

Work Experience

Business Development Manager, Senior Marketing Manager, NIKE International Ltd., Washington, England.


Director of International Business Development, NIKE Inc., Beaverton, Oregon.


Vice President, International and Licensing, L.A. Gear Inc., Los Angeles, California.


President, Wolverine Worldwide International Ltd., Grand Rapids, Michigan.


President, Brooks Sports Inc., Seattle, Washington.


President, International, Skechers Inc., Manhattan Beach, California.


Sole Owner, Chairman and CEO, Global Brand Marketing Inc., Santa Barbara, California.


2020 – Chief Executive Officer and President, Global Brand Partners Pte. Ltd., Singapore / USA.


2020 – Universify Pte. Ltd., Singapore / USA.