Andres Galperin, Sadesa

24 September 2009

Tanneries and locations: 10 tanneries located throughout Asia and South America with a sales network and raw material structure across five continents:

1. Sena, Ayutthaya, Thailand

2. Kabinburi, Thailand

3. Laem Chabang, Thailand

4. Jiangmen, China

5. Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina

6. Paysandu, Uruguay

7. Las Toscas, Santa Fe, Argentina

8. Naschel, San Luis, Argentina

9. Asuncion, Paraguay

10. Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina

Production: Sadesa are one of the leading tanning groups in the world specialising in high quality bovine leather for the most demanding footwear and leathergoods industries. There are three divisions within the company for footwear, vegetable leathers and upholstery. Production covers from raw hides through to finished leather for footwear, upholstery, leathergoods, saddlery and belting.

Tannery employees: Over 3200 worldwide

Key customers/brands: Adidas, Nike, Clarks, Reebok, K-Swiss, Longchamp

Other information: Andres Galperin joined the business in 1989 as a trainee at the company's Esperanza plant in Argentina. Over the years he has also worked as deputy manager of Corlam Ltd in Hong Kong and general manager, Kentop Ltd in Guangzhou, China. With a mixed Galperin rose through various positions within the Sadesa group before becoming marketing and sales director in 2008. Galperin has a degree in economics and is a member of the board at the Isidro Golf Club in Buenos Aires.

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