David Robinson OBE
President, Speedo International
David Robinson has been with Speedo for 19 years, during which time he has enjoyed a successful rise through the company which saw him appointed President in 2008.
David joined Speedo in 1995 as a sales person within the UK team where 4 years later, he became the UK Country Manager. He was appointed General Manager of the Equipment and Footwear division in 2001 and following a successful tenure, became Senior Vice President, responsible for Global Product and Marketing, in 2005. David was appointed Co-President in 2006, before taking his current position.
Speedo is the world’s leading swim brand, distributed in over 175 countries worldwide and generating global wholesale sales of over $500million. It is synonymous with swimming having introduced the very first performance swimsuit in 1928, and continues to lead the category through innovation, creativity and global reach. At the 2012 London Olympics more swimmers raced in Speedo than any other brand of suit, highlighting Speedo’s continued success.
The Speedo Head Office is based in Nottingham England, and David’s commitment to the city and surrounding area was reflected in June 2013 when he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his contribution to the economic development of the East Midlands region.
David has earned a reputation for generating energy and enthusiasm, which he also applies to his voluntary work as a Non Exec Director of the Commonwealth Games England organisation, and advisor to the Mitre football business.
David lives near Nottingham with his wife and five children.
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