John has led the Asia Pacific region for IHRSA since July 2005 to bring focus and commitment to the growth of the International Fitness industry on behalf of the US-based trade association. His leadership has delivered successful annual fitness industry executive management events influencing clubs and their success in China, Japan and the region, and expanding IHRSA visibility throughout the region. He was previously the Vice President International and Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Life Fitness, with P&L responsibility for 3 subsidiaries and 10 distributors covering 24 Asian countries. Through his extensive regional travels, he has developed a strong understanding of the people, challenges and opportunities within the Asian fitness industry. John has over 30 years of Asian experience in sales and marketing, operations and management in various sports-related fields. His former responsibilities include senior positions in the tennis (Prince Manufacturing – a division of Benetton), sports footwear (Growth-Link (Nike) and Kaepa), and entrepreneurial club management and sales businesses (Tennis Concepts). He was the President of The American Club in Hong Kong (2001), and is currently on the Boards of several voluntary Associations.
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