The School of Business Administration’s Hoffman Family Business Lecture Series is proud to welcome Marc Compagnon, the president of LF Sourcing at Li & Fung’s Global Agency Business for Apparel and Hard Goods, on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:30am in Billings, North Lounge.

Li & Fung is a world leader in consumer goods design, development, sourcing and distribution.  The company, which is based in Hong Kong, specializes in supply chain management of high-volume, time-sensitive goods for leading retailers and brands worldwide via an extensive global network.

Mr. Compagnon joined Li & Fung in 2000 after working as the Chief Merchandising Officer at Colby International Limited for 17 years.  While at Colby, Mr. Compagnon was responsible for the global sourcing network as well as sales and marketing strategies.

“I am delighted to welcome Marc Compagnon to speak as part of the Business School’s Hoffman Lecture, which focuses on business innovation,” said Dean Sanjay Sharma, of the School of Business Administration.  “We believe Mr. Compagnon’s experiences in managing complex global supply chains are very valuable to our students as we impart knowledge required for success in today’s complex global economy.”

Mr. Compagnon holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Vermont.  He is a founding member of Cotton’s Revolutions and the Global Apparel, Footwear and Textile Initiative (GAFTI).  Mr. Compagnon is a Non-Executive Chariman of both Cebu Dream Realized Inc., and Blu Bathworks, a contemporary bathroom fixtures company.

The Hoffman Family Business Lecture Series was created to assist the School of Business Administration in providing opportunities for students at the University to learn about innovative business policies and practices from leading scholars and practitioners.  



Elizabeth L. Parent