Willem Swager

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 18

Willem Swager
Director of Finance & Operations EMEA
My pronouns are: he/him/his
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I am based in: Amsterdam

I have a broad European leadership role responsible for Finance, IT, Legal, Logistics, Sales Operations and Customer Service. I have been in apparel business for over 15 years and I have seen the devastating impact it has on our environment. Within Patagonia there is a strong focus on pushing for more circularity in the apparel industry. My latest focus is to increase the concept of repairing clothes and extending the longevity of our garments. All to be executed in line with Patagonia's mission statement: We're In Business To Save Our Home Planet.

My career started in Finance and over time it has expanded with operations. I have lived in Brussels and Athens before settling in the Netherlands again. I love to spend time with my family and of course in the outdoors.