Burak Cakmak appointed CEO of Fashion Commission

SourceSaudi Gazette
CountrySaudi Arabia

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Fashion Commission announced on Monday the appointment of Burak Cakmak as CEO of the commission. He will assume the tasks of managing, organizing and developing the Kingdom’s fashion sector, as well as supporting and empowering young Saudi talents in accordance with the National Strategy for Culture developed by the Ministry of Culture to promote the cultural sector in the Kingdom.Cakmak has an illustrious professional and academic career in the fashion industry. He has served as the dean of fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York, and has held key positions in major fashion industry companies. Cakmak’s career in the fashion industry began in 2000, serving as Gap Inc.’s senior manager of social responsibility.

After eight years, he relocated to London and was hired by Kering to lead sustainability strategies for the luxury group’s brands as its first director of corporate sustainability.In 2012, he was tapped by the Swarovski Group as the company’s first vice president of corporate responsibility, charged with implementing best practice industry ...read more...