People: Quiksilver Inc (ZQK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert McKnight

61 2015 Chairman of the Board

Greg Healy

49 2015 President

Pierre Agnes

50 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Chambolle

2015 Chief Financial Officer

Alan Vickers

63 2014 Executive Vice President - Global Wholesale Sales and Operations, General Manager - Americas Region

William Barnum

60 1991 Independent Director

Bernd Beetz

64 2014 Independent Director

Joseph Berardino

64 2011 Independent Director

Michael Clarke

50 2013 Independent Director

Elizabeth Dolan

57 2014 Independent Director

M. Steven Langman

53 2013 Independent Director

Andrew Sweet

43 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert McKnight

Mr. Robert B. McKnight, Jr., has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Quiksilver, Inc. Mr. McKnight served as Chairman of the Board from 1976 until January 2013 when the Executive Chairman position was created to add operational responsibilities to the Chairman’s role. Mr. McKnight served as Chief Executive Officer from August 1991 to January 2013. He also served as our President from 1979 through July 1991 and from February 2008 to January 2013. Mr. McKnight received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. McKnight also serves on the board of directors of Jones Trading Institutional Services, LLC, a private company. As co-founder of Quiksilver, Mr. McKnight is uniquely qualified to serve on our board. Mr. McKnight’s particular knowledge of the action sports industry and his long tenure of service to the Company provide an essential contribution to our board’s discussions regarding brand building opportunities and important growth strategies.

Greg Healy

Mr. Greg Healy CPA., has been promoted as President of Quiksilver, Inc. Mr. Healy has served as President of the Company’s Asia Pacific region since March 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Healy held several management positions within the Company’s Asia Pacific region including CEO of Australasia from January 2009 to March 2010 and the dual roles Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Asia Pacific from 2002 to January 2009. Mr. Healy joined the Company in 1998 as controller for Australasia. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received his bachelor degree in business from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Pierre Agnes

Mr. Pierre Agnes has been promoted as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Quiksilver, Inc. He was President of Quiksilver, Inc. Prior to that he served as Global Head of Apparel since March 2013 and President of Quiksilver Europe since June 2005. Prior to that he served as Managing Director of Quiksilver Europe since December 2003. Between 1992 and 2002, Mr. Agnes founded and operated Omareef Europe, a licensee of Quiksilver for wetsuits and eyewear that we purchased in November 2002. Mr. Agnes originally joined Quiksilver in 1988, first as team manager, and later in various capacities throughout our European marketing operations.

Thomas Chambolle

Mr. Thomas Chambolle is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective April 3, 2015. Mr. Chambolle joined the Company as its Europe, Middle East and Africa regional Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Previously, Mr. Chambolle was a Managing Partner at Ricol Lasteyrie, a financial advisory consulting firm in France, since 2010. Prior to that, he worked with French government agencies supporting businesses impacted by the global credit crisis, and previously worked as Chief Financial Officer of the spare parts division of Peugeot Citroen, a French car manufacturer.

Alan Vickers

Mr. Alan C. Vickers is Executive Vice President - Global Wholesale Sales and Operations, General Manager - Americas Region of Quiksilver.inc. he is previously served as our Senior Vice President, International Sales from March 2014 through October 2014. Mr. Vickers was Vice President, International of Brown Shoe Inc., owner of the Famous Footwear and Naturalizer footwear retailers, from August 2011 to October 2013. He also served as Vice President, International of Nautilus, Inc., a fitness equipment manufacturer, from February 2009 to July 2011. Prior to that Mr. Vickers served in various leadership positions at Starbucks Corporation’s Middle East franchise, Reebok, Inc. and Nike, Inc. Mr. Vickers received a Bachelor of Education from the University of London.

William Barnum

Mr. William M. Barnum, Jr., is independent Director of Quiksilver Inc. he is currently serves as a director of Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as several private companies, and has been a Managing Member of Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles based venture capital and private equity investment firm since 1986. Prior to that, Mr. Barnum held several positions at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Barnum graduated from Stanford University in 1976 with a B.A. in Economics and from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School in 1981 with an M.B.A. and J.D. Due to Mr. Barnum’s extensive experience in venture capital and private equity investment, he provides valuable perspective to our board discussions on financial and capital market issues. Additionally, his retail and action sports industry experience, as well as his public company board service, provides important insight to our board.

Bernd Beetz

Mr.Bernd Beetz is a independent director of of Quiksilver, Inc. he is currently serves as Chairman of the Board of St. John Knits, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of fine women’s clothing and accessories. Prior to joining St. John in January 2013, Mr. Beetz served as Chief Executive Officer of Coty, Inc., a beauty products company, from 2001 to July 31, 2012. He has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Parfums Christian Dior, a division of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and held several senior management positions with The Procter & Gamble Company, including European President of the Health & Beauty Business. Mr. Beetz graduated from the University of Mannheim in Germany, with a degree in Economics and Marketing. With his wealth of experience in key senior leadership roles at public and private beauty and consumer products companies, Mr. Beetz provides our board with substantial business and management experience, as well as invaluable broad-based consumer products and retail experience.

Joseph Berardino

Mr. Joseph F. Berardino is independent Director of Quiksilver Inc., since May 13, 2011. Mr. Berardino currently serves as a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm. Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal in October 2008, Mr. Berardino was Chairman of the Board of Profectus BioSciences, a biotechnology company, from 2004 until September 2008, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from October 2005 until January 2008. He previously served as Vice-Chairman of Sciens Capital Management, a New York-based alternative asset management firm from 2004 to September 2005 and prior to his tenure at Sciens, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Andersen Worldwide, a global accounting and consulting firm. Mr. Berardino graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Accounting and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1975 (inactive). Mr. Berardino’s extensive experience in public accounting and executive management provides him the ability to share with our Board valuable insights into financial reporting, corporate finance and compensation matters.

Michael Clarke

Mr. Michael A. Clarke has been appointed as independent Director of Quiksilver, Inc. he is also serves as managing director and chief executive officer of Treasury Wine Estates, an Australian wine producer and distributor. Prior to joining Treasury Wine Estates in March 2014, Mr. Clarke served as chief executive officer of Premier Foods Plc., a branded food company in the United Kingdom from August 2011 until February 2013. He has also served as President of Kraft Foods Europe from January 2009 until August 2011 and held several positions with The Coca-Cola Company from 1996 to 2008, including President-Northwest Europe from 2005 to 2008, President-South Pacific & Korea from 2000 to 2005 and Senior Vice President-Minute Maid International from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Clarke also has held a variety of positions with Reebok International Ltd. (1991 to 1996), served in senior financial roles with Acer Consulting (Far East) Ltd., consulting engineers, and as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. Mr. Clarke graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce. As a result of his extensive experience in the executive management of some of the largest and most recognized companies in the world, as well as his background in the sports industry, and as a chartered accountant, Mr. Clarke provides our board with a wealth of business, management and financial experience, as well as invaluable insights into foreign business conditions in particular.

Elizabeth Dolan

Ms. Elizabeth Dolan is Independent Director of the Company. She currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of FOX International Channels (FIC), which includes global television channel brands such as FOX, National Geographic Channel and FOX Sports, where she oversees all brand development, consumer communications, new programming launches and trade marketing for more than 350 television channels in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Ms. Dolan joined FIC in January 2011. Prior to joining FIC, Ms. Dolan served as Chief Marketing Officer for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network from January 2009 to June 2010. From November 2003 until September 2008, Ms. Dolan was President of Mudbath Productions, which produced radio shows for the ABC Radio Networks. From September 1997 until November 2003, she operated a marketing consulting practice. Prior to that, from August 1988 to September 1997, Ms. Dolan held various positions with Nike, Inc., including serving as Corporate Vice President and VP of Global Marketing. Ms. Dolan earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1979. As a result of her extensive experience in the worldwide marketing of globally recognized brands, our board of directors believes that Ms. Dolan will bring important insights and guidance to board deliberations regarding our brand development and overall marketing strategies.

M. Steven Langman

Mr. M. Steven Langman is Independent Director of Quiksilver Inc. He co-founded Rhône, a private equity firm, in 1996 and since that time has served as Managing Director. Prior to 1996, Mr. Langman was Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, working in both London and New York. Mr. Langman joined Lazard in 1987. Before joining Lazard, he worked in the mergers and acquisition group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Langman currently serves on the boards of certain companies in which Rhône or its controlled funds hold interests, including Elizabeth Arden, Inc., which is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Mr. Langman received a B.A. with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MSc from the London School of Economics. Mr. Langman’s education and extensive experience in private equity, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets provides our board with valuable guidance with respect to a range of international operational and financial matters.

Andrew Sweet

Mr. Andrew W. Sweet is Independent Director of Quiksilver Inc. He is a Managing Director of Rhône, a private equity firm, which he joined in 1996. Prior to joining Rhône, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. Sweet currently serves on the boards of certain companies in which Rhône or its controlled funds hold interests, including Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He graduated from Colgate University in 1993. Mr. Sweet has extensive experience in private equity and investment banking which allows him to bring significant insight to our board particularly with respect to strategic planning and operational matters, as well as capital market and finance issues.

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