Danish jewellery brand Pandora is saying goodbye to David Allen, managing director of its Pacific and Greater Asia region, after 12 years working for the Copenhagen-based company.
“From the very first day that I joined Pandora, I knew that there was something very special about this amazing brand – and I still believe it today more than ever,” said Allen in a post via his LinkedIn account.
“Over the time that I have worked at Pandora I have had what I believe to be the privilege of working alongside some truly amazing people, all of whom have impacted me in so many wonderful ways. In addition to this, my family and I have had some of the most incredible life experiences, thanks to the opportunities Pandora has given me, having lived in Copenhagen for five years.”
Allen joined Pandora 2011, where he took on the role of VP of sales for Australia and New Zealand. After ten months, the executive was promoted to president of Australia and New Zealand, a role he served in for a little more than three years, before being promoted to president of Pandora’s Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region, in 2015, and relocating to Denmark to be part of the company’s global executive committee.
After almost five years, he was promoted to managing director for Asia, before his most recent post as managing director, Pacific and Greater Asia at Pandora.
Prior to Pandora, Allen served in leadership roles at Australian retail companies Noni B Group, and Dick Smith Electronics, in addition to a ten-year stint at apparel firm, Colorado Group.
Pandora is yet to announce Allen’s successor.
In its most recent trading update, Pandora reported organic growth of 5 percent for the second quarter 2023 to DKR 5.9 billion (USD 864 million), comprising of like-for-like (LFL) growth of 2 percent, driven by return to LFL growth in China.