Alex Thomas

Vice President of Manufacturing Excellence and Technical Services VF

Alex Thomas is the Vice President of Manufacturing Excellence and Technical Services at VF. He has spent his professional life between Europe and Asia working with various brands and retailers.  After graduating in Chemistry and his BTEC in Footwear Design & Technology from LSFC in the UK, he then proceeded to obtain his Post Graduate degree in Leather Chemistry. Alex’s interest in globalization of businesses led him to HKUST where he graduated with an MBA in 2012.

In the 1990’s, Alex was based in Switzerland, India, Denmark and London working with various European fashion brands. In 2002, Alex moved to China to work with K-Swiss where he has led the company’s portfolio of brands in China and SE Asia in many functions from Design and Development through to Operations, Production and Quality over a 10 year period. In 2012, Alex joined VF Asia in Hong Kong, where he is currently based leading the Engineering teams and VF’s 3rd Way program.

Alex’s particular interest is in emerging technologies, looking into the future for solutions to today’s issues.