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Founder of Fashion Brand Shanghai Tang bestowed

Hong Kong born entrepreneur Sir David Tang KBE has been awarded on July 20, 2012 with an honorary degree by Middlesex University London (GB) in recognition of his contribution to industries, including fashion and hospitability

Sir David Tang KBE




Sir David Tang KBE is the founder of the top fashion and lifestyle brand Shanghai Tang and as well he founded the China Clubs in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore. He has other business ventures in the restaurant business in Island Tang in Hong Kong, China Tang in London, and Cipriani in Hong Kong, London and New York, before he was working in oil and gold mining. In addition, he was an advisor and director of numerous international companies such as Blackstone, the Savoy Group of Hotels, Asprey, Gerrard, Tommy Hilfiger, British Airways and First Pacific. He has a passion for education and arts and he is teaching since the 1980s philosophy at Peking University and is holding key creative industry posts ranging from trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts to patron of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation. He is also an avid collector of contemporary Chinese art and lover of music.



The New Board of Governors for EDANA

The New Board of Governors for EDANA

EDANA, the umbrella association of European nonwovens manufacturers and other related industries has chosen the New Board of Governors 2012-13 and elected Patricia Featherstone as new Chairwoman, she served before as Vice Chairwoman

To the Board of Governors have also been appointed Gerd Ries (Johnson & Johnson) as returning vice-co-chairperson and Treasurer Paul Eevers (Unilever) each to serve another term and Jean-Marie Becker (Suominen Nonwovens) past Chairman will serve also as vice-co-chairperson.

Patricia Featherstone pledged to support the Vision 2020 and the EDANA 2.0 programme.

The other members of the Board of Governors are Mikael Staal Axelsen, CEO, Fibertex Personal Care, Denmark, Eric De Kesel, Vice President Operations, Surgical Division, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Seden, Jowsé Durany, CEO of Rubi Industrial, Spain, Mahdy Kathe, Executive Director, Unicharm Gulf Hygenic Industries Ltd., Saudi Arabia, Frantisek Klaska, Technical Director, Pegas Nonwovens s.r.o., Czech Republic, Krzysztof Malowaniec, Senior Vice President Development & Corporate Communications, Paul Hartmann AG, Germany, Christian Marx, Business Direktor EMEA, DuPont de Nemours International, Switzerland, Pieter Meijer, Director of Sales, McAirlaid’s Vliesstoffe, Germany, Andreas Pfau, Head of Marketing Polymer Dispersions for Fibre Bonding, BASF SE, Germany, Wolfgang Plasser, Vice President & General Manager, Business Unit Nonwovens Fibres, Lenzing AG, Austria, Gunmar Preifors, Global Business Development Director Health Care, SCA Hygiene Products AG, Sweden, Ghobad Rahrooh, Director of Materials Science & Technology, Procter & Gamble, Corporate Research and Product Development, USA, Martin Rapp, Vice President and General Manager, Glatfelter, Germany, Ali Sisman, Managing Director of Hygiene and Medical, Hassan Group, Turkey, Bob Stargel, Vice OPresident of Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, USA, Michael Staton, Chief Executive, Nice-Pak International, Great Britain, Arnold Weghmann, Director Corporate Business Development, FV Verwaltungs-KG, Freudenberg Nonwovens Group Germany and Jelle Westeterp, Senior Director of Sales Hygiene EMEA, PGI Nonvovens.



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