Michael Bennett to head up PUMA's Sustainability Department

Herzogenaurach, Germany, January 21, 2016

Michael Bennett, Global Director of PUMA's trading services entity, has assumed responsibility for PUMA's Sustainability Department PUMA Safe, effective ­­January 2016.

Michael Bennett joined PUMA in January 2015 to lead PUMA International Trading Services Ltd. (PITS). The Hong Kong based entity is managing all business transactions between PUMA sales subsidiaries and its third party suppliers. In his role as the interface between PUMA and its suppliers, he is now also in charge for Global Sustainability and Compliance at PUMA.

Michael has 25 years of hands-on experience in sourcing, product development and sales, having worked in various senior management functions for companies such as Decathlon, Tesco and COACH Leatherware. He is based in Hong Kong and reports directly to PUMA's Chief Operating Officer Lars Sørensen.   

Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, former Global Director Sustainability and Compliance, led the Safe Department since 1999. He has left PUMA to pursue career opportunities outside the company.