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Maria Garcia Nielsen is named Independent Director at FEGEMU

Maria Garcia Nielsen is named Independent Director at FEGEMU

FEGEMU, a Portwest company is excited to welcome Maria Garcia Nielsen as their Independent Director. Maria, a former Fortune 200 Division CEO with an extensive career in Strategy, Retail and Technology.

She leverages 20 years of digital experience given her early entry into the Internet space in 1995, founding Libroweb- a start-up sold to Amazon.com three years later.

Maria first worked in Europe as a strategy consultant for McKinsey, and later joined a team of McKinsey partners for 13 years executing Mergers and Acquisitions of Information Technology companies in Southern Europe.

She is a Governance Fellow by the NACD and by the Institute for Directors and Administrators in Spain. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Portwest, the Irish speciality clothing company recently acquired FEGEMU which owns Base Protection footwear, one of Europe’s leading brands of safety footwear. This is Portwest’s first safety footwear investment and it fits well with the company strategy of offering global customers a head to toe safety solution.

Founded in Westport in 1904, Portwest is one of the fastest growing workwear companies in the world. It employs more than 4,500 people globally, has sales in over 130 countries, warehousing facilities in Ireland, UK, Poland, Dubai, Australia and the US, and four fully-owned factories in Asia and Africa.

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