Cluster leadership
  • Sid Keswani
    General Manager, North America cluster
    Sid Keswani
    General Manager, North America cluster
    Sid Keswani is the General Manager for the North America cluster and has been with Pandora for 2 years.

    Sid has more than 20 years of experience in retail across a variety of businesses in the U.S. He started his career with Target Corporation and spent 19 years in various roles and here he led the South East Region with sales of 17 billion USD. In his last role prior to Pandora, he was the CEO of FiestaMart LLC, a private equity backed regional grocery chain.

    Sid is Asian-American and has an undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University and an MBA from University of Texas at Dallas

  • Martín Pereyra
    General Manager, Latin America cluster
    Martín Pereyra
    General Manager, Latin America cluster
    Martín Pereyra is the General Manager for the Latin America cluster and has been with Pandora for 3 years.

    Martín has more than 20 years of experience within luxury retail, travel, and consumer goods. He has extensive experience in brand and business development and general management in the Latin American region, as well as within the U.S. and EMEA regions. Prior he has held several executive roles in LVMH Starboard CS Duty Free Retail (U.S.), Nestle Nespresso SA (Italy, with wide coverage over several countries and start-up in Brazil) and LVHM Moet Hennessy (Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay and Argentina).

    Martín is Brazilian and has an MBA from Ibmec Business School and attended the Leadership Programme at London Business School.

  • Kate Walsh
    General Manager, British Isles cluster
    Kate Walsh
    General Manager, British Isles cluster
    Kate Walsh is the General Manager for the British Isles cluster and has been with Pandora for 7 years.

    Kate has been working across diverse areas of the business including retail development, product strategy, supply chain and e-commerce. She became VP of Retail for Pandora UK in 2014 and was responsible for driving revenue along with retail training and visual merchandising, with focus on optimising the UK consumer’s in store experience, consistency of brand and excellence in retail execution. In 2016 she moved to Hamburg as Managing Director of Pandora Northern Europe before returning to the UK to take up the General Manager role.

    Kate is British and has a First-Class Honours degree in Psychology and Management from Aston Business School. She has completed Pandora Life Leadership programme at Harvard Business School

  • Phil McNutt
    General Manager, Pacific cluster
    Phil McNutt
    General Manager, Pacific cluster
    Phil McNutt is the General Manager for the Pacific cluster and has been with Pandora for 1 year.

    Phil has 11 years of experience as a Market Director. Prior to Pandora he was President in Sunglass Hut APAC with executive responsibility for Strategy, Marketing, Operations, HR, Product, Planning, Property and P&L. Phil held similar responsibilities in Blockbuster and has worked the US, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

    Phil is American and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, from the University of South Florida.

  • Alan Chan
    General Manager, Rest of Asia cluster
    Alan Chan
    General Manager, Rest of Asia cluster
    Alan Chan is the General Manager for the Rest of Asia cluster and has been with Pandora for 8 years.

    Alan has previously held the role as Regional Vice President in Supply Chain and progressively extended his role from backend operations to commercial with P/L responsibility. Alan has worked in several multinational companies including Starbucks and Louis Vuitton before joining Pandora. His responsibilities covered end-to-end value chain, including planning, logistics operations, warehousing, procurement and retail, including both wholesales and own & operated markets management.

    Alan is Chinese and has a Bachelor degree in Statistics from University of British Columbia and a Master degree in Logistics from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • Jacques Roizen
    General Manager, China cluster
    Jacques Roizen
    General Manager, China cluster
    Jacques Roizen is the General Manager for the China cluster and has recently joined Pandora.

    For the past 6 years, Jacques has been working in China, with multiple luxury, premium and fast fashion brands, on their digital strategy for China (both e-commerce and digital marketing), most recently with Baozun eCommerce Inc., as EVP Digital Transformation and New Ventures. His experience is focused on strategy, transformation, offline retail operations, fashion, digital marketing, e-commerce, and the Chinese market.

    Before moving to China, he spent 16 years in New York with Alvarez & Marsal and McKinsey & Company. Jacques is French and has an MBA from Columbia University.

  • Massimo Basei
    General Manager, Southern Europe & MEA cluster
    Massimo Basei
    General Manager, Southern Europe & MEA cluster
    Massimo Basei is the General Manager for the Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa Cluster and has been with Pandora for 10 years.

    Massimo started as Country Manager in Italy, leading Pandora into the market. Since January 2016 he has headed the Southern Europe Cluster as General Manager based in Italy. Prior to joining Pandora he held different roles in Sàfilo with responsibilities within sales and marketing in different Countries, as well as Field Sales Executive at Barilla.

    Massimo is Italian and has a Master of Science in Economics of International Trade and Foreign Exchange Markets from the University of Trieste. He has completed Pandora Life Leadership programme at Harvard Business School.

  • Thomas Knudsen
    General Manager, Eastern Europe cluster
    Thomas Knudsen
    General Manager, Eastern Europe cluster
    Thomas Knudsen is the General Manager for the Eastern Europe cluster and has been with Pandora for 11 years.

    Thomas has during his time in Pandora been involved in establishing several subsidiaries and distributor markets. He has also managed the Pandora business in the Middle East & Africa for several years before returning to Warsaw, Poland. Prior to Pandora Thomas was with ECCO Shoes in Business Development, where he started his career as a management trainee.

    Thomas is Danish and holds a certificate in Business from “Business Academy South West”, Denmark. He has completed Pandora Life Leadership programme at Harvard business School and courses through INSEAD.

  • Olivier Kessler-Gay
    General Manager, Western Europe cluster
    Olivier Kessler-Gay
    General Manager, Western Europe cluster
    Olivier Kessler-Gay is the General Manager for the Western Europe cluster and has recently joined Pandora.

    Olivier comes from the position of VP & General Manager at the VF Corporation - an American worldwide apparel and footwear company. He has 20 years of experience from global companies in luxury & apparel lifestyle, both in emerging and mature international markets. He spent 6 years as General Manager for Cartier Spain/Portugal.

    Olivier is French and has a Master degree in business administration from ESSEC Business School and is a Harvard Business School Alumni

  • Rasmus Brix
    General Manager, Northern Europe cluster
    Rasmus Brix
    General Manager, Northern Europe cluster
    Rasmus Brix is the General Manager for the Northern Europe cluster and has been with Pandora for 4 years.

    Rasmus began his Pandora career in October 2016 as Vice President of Business Development and in 2018 was promoted to Chief Transformation Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team. In that role, Rasmus successfully led the transformation and turnaround Programme Now.

    Before joining Pandora, Rasmus worked 5 years as a Management Consultant in Qvartz, most recently as an Engagement Partner.

    He is commercial focused and has a strategic mind with extensive knowledge of retail. Rasmus is Danish and has a master in Logistics and SCM from Aarhus School of Business