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This profile was last updated on 5/26/13  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

  • Board Member
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Eddie Bauer , Inc.
  • Group Merchandising Manager and Division Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Senior Executive Officer
    Spray Ventures
  • Executive Vice President
    Spray Ventures

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Spray Ventures


  • Economics and Business Administration
    Stockholm School of Economics
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Fabian Månsson have declined re-election.
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Fabian Mansson
Fabian Mansson Former CEO of H&M and Eddie Bauer View Biography | Add To Shortlist
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When crafting a business model to make his vision a reality, Fabian Månsson is both unconventional and traditional. He believes that the right structure, from financial strategy and processes to every segment of a business, is absolutely vital to its future. Understanding how growth is important and how to manage it, he selects and empowers teams to do their jobs with authenticity, creativity and drive.
Månsson is now applying these same skills as a board member, he currently serves on the board of Aurora Fashions (Karen Millen, Oasis, Warehouse and Coast) and Bjorn Borg. He is a business consultant and advisor to entrepreneurs and companies in the consumer goods and services world, from international brands, retail chains and apparel manufacturers to internet based companies, McKinsey (senior advisor) and even soccer clubs.
Månsson, an internationally experienced retail and fashion executive, has a distinguished track record of leading businesses in times of growth, global expansion as well as turn-around and restructuring. His business acumen and leadership abilities coupled with his innovative, yet disciplined approach to leadership, product development, branding, operations, and finance have earned him the reputation as a driving force in the industry. Equally at home in the board room as with creative people, Månsson also plays guitar, is a songwriter as well as a former skateboard champion.
Currently splitting his time between Stockholm and New York, Mr Månsson has always preferred taking his cues from people, popular culture and the streets although he also holds a MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and was elected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2000.
While being the CEO of H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB, Forbes Magazine named H&M number one on its A-List as the most outstanding retailer worldwide. During this time, H&M repositioned its image, transforming it into a fashion force to be reckoned with. Launching the Company in the extremely competitive markets of the United States and Spain, changed the consumer's perception of H&M and, to a certain degree, that of the retailing industry.
Having built a career at H&M, Månsson was recruited by Eddie Bauer as President and CEO.
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Fabian Mansson, former CEO of H&M and Eddie Bauer.
Today's News, 11 July 2002 [cached]
Fabian Mansson Appointed President and CEO of Eddie Bauer
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Spiegel Group today named Fabian Mansson as president and chief executive officer for its Eddie Bauer division effective immediately.Mansson will report to Martin Zaepfel, vice chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Spiegel Group.
Mansson, 38, formerly served as chief executive officer of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), one of Europe's most successful retail chains with more than $4 billion in sales and more than 800 stores located worldwide.While at H&M from 1991 through 2000, Mansson served in a variety of positions, including group merchandising manager and division manager, before assuming the role of chief executive.
Mansson was most recently an executive vice president with Spray Ventures, a Swedish venture capital company, where he was jointly responsible with the chief executive officer for successfully reducing operating costs, improving the company's financial structure and restructuring parts of the business.
In making the announcement, Zaepfel stated, "We are extremely pleased to have someone with Mansson's experience and retailing capability to lead Eddie Bauer as we work to reinvigorate the brand.
Mansson is a highly regarded retail executive who is credited with upgrading H&M's image and steering the company into a leadership position.He has a proven ability to develop highly efficient and fast processes in sourcing and merchandising, which will be particularly important as Eddie Bauer strives to be quicker and more flexible in delivering products and services that address customers' needs.I am confident that Mansson's expertise along with his passion and energy will have a significant, positive influence on the future course and success of Eddie Bauer."
Commenting on his new position, Mansson stated, "Eddie Bauer has a rich heritage combined with strong brand equity.I am very confident that with this powerful and recognized brand behind us, we will be able to improve both the top line sales performance and the profitability of this business.As we execute our new brand positioning, I look forward to working with the Eddie Bauer team to identify and implement merchandising and marketing strategies that connect with our customers across all channels and position the company as a top-performing specialty retailer."
Mansson is a native of Stockholm, Sweden.He received a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.He also was elected "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum in Davos.
A leading tri-channel specialty retailer, Eddie Bauer, Inc. offers distinctive clothing, accessories and home furnishings for men and women that reflect a modern interpretation of the company's unique outdoor heritage.Emphasizing classic styles, Eddie Bauer offers versatile, comfortable, high-quality merchandise through its two retailing concepts: Eddie Bauer(R) and Eddie Bauer Home(R).In its 82-year history, Eddie Bauer has evolved from a single store in Seattle to a tri-channel, international company with stores, catalogs and Web sites.Eddie Bauer operates stores in the U.S. and Canada, and through joint venture partnerships in Germany and Japan.Eddie Bauer is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Spiegel Group.
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