Former Li & Fung Executive to lead Synergies Worldwide as founder Munir Mashooqullah retires after 28 years
BANGKOK—Synergies Worldwide, a global supply chain management firm, announced today that Guido Schlossmann will lead the company in its newly relocated Bangkok, Thailand head office. Guido joins Synergies Worldwide as the new president and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Guido, 47, joins Synergies Worldwide, a sourcing and virtual manufacturing group known for its fast fashion clients and as one of the top 10 global sourcing companies, with a broad range of experience. Guido held top management positions in global sourcing and supply chain management in Germany, China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Hong Kong and Thailand for U.S.- and European-based fashion, apparel and sportswear customers.
Munir Mashooqullah, Synergies founder, who will hand over the role to Schlossmann after 28 years, said, “2015 was the best year for Synergies and the board is very excited to have Schlossmann as the successor.”
After starting his career as an assistant supervisor of the men’s department for Kaufhof AG in Cologne, Germany, Guido took up a master’s in business administration at the Justus Liebig University Giessen before returning to the industry to work as director assistant at Kaufring AG. He later became the country manager of Eurocentra Ltd (Wuensche Firmengruppe) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and in 2002, he joined Polymax United Manufacturers Group, a German investment enterprise that specializes in garment manufacturing, multi-field trading and consulting business, where he was the general manager for Shanghai, Ningbo and Macao.
In 2003, Guido joined Li & Fung as general manager in Hong Kong, where he worked for more than a year before being promoted to senior vice president during which he lived in Istanbul, Turkey for nearly seven years. In 2010, Guido became executive vice president for global apparel business with Li & Fung, a post he held for close to five years prior to joining Synergies Worldwide.
“I am excited to take this new role and ready to take the challenge after getting myself oriented with the company for the last six months,” Schlossmann said. “I will continue to position Synergies Worldwide as the leading authentic, low-cost sourcing company and as the trusted partner of choice for Synergies’ stakeholders.”
ABOUT SYNERGIES WORLDWIDE
Synergies Worldwide is a well-known, global supply chain manager cum virtual manufacturer with a razor sharp focus on product and price, the authentic low-cost sourcing company. The firm’s evolution over 28 years represents its passion for the fashion industry and in delivering true benefits for its more than 75 global brands. For more information about Synergies Worldwide, please visit synergiesworldwide.com.
Aimee Pantin Baynosa
Senior Operations Manager
Synergies Worldwide Sourcing Co, LTD
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