Thomas Nelson

Mr. Nelson has 37 years’ experience all in the global apparel sector (VF Corporation), during which he led teams in global supply chain procurement strategy development and implementation, economic analysis, and long-term country-by-country supply agreements. He designed, built and implemented new supply chain concepts, established strong business relationships with governments around the world and has hands-on experience in apparel and footwear engineering, factory management, apparel and footwear distribution, and human resources within various aspects of the apparel and footwear sector. He managed global sourcing offices and managed internal manufacturing at 30 locations, producing 120 million units a year. Mr. Nelson is viewed as a thought leader around the world advocating for and leading by example the development of safe production facilities that feature ever-improving human rights protocols. He lived in Hong Kong for 10 years leading regional apparel and footwear sourcing activities. Mr. Nelson is a proven leader in procurement budgeting, implementation and controls.