Manny Chirico is Chairman of PVH Corp., owner of an iconic family of brands including Calvin Klein, TOMMY HILFIGER and Warrner’s. Manny has been with PVH for over 26 years, serving as CEO from 2006 to January 2021 and Chairman since 2007. Under his leadership, PVH has become one of the world’s largest and most admired fashion and lifestyle companies, operating in over 40 countries.
Throughout his career, Manny has embodied the PVH core values of accountability, partnership, passion, integrity and individuality which he has helped establish at the company. In 2019, Manny formally introduced PVH’s purpose statement: “We power brands that drive fashion forward – for good.”
Manny helped transform PVH from a North American dress furnishings business to one of the largest apparel companies in the world. He played a key role in acquiring Calvin Klein in 2003 and engineered the transformative acquisitions of Tommy Hilfiger in 2010 and Warnaco in 2013.
He has been recognized for his leadership and business accomplishments. Manny was named to NRF Foundations’ List of People Shaping Retail’s Future in 2020 and inducted into the Business of Fashion 500 Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2018, he received Women's Wear Daily's CEO Creative Leadership Award, was named Person of the Year by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and received the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Leadership Award. He was also identified as a Top 100 Connected Leader by Brunswick Group and a top CEO by Glassdoor.
Manny’s personal philanthropic work includes serving on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Fordham University. In 2020, he spearheaded a 5-year partnership between PVH and Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business to establish a leading academic hub for the study of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. He is also is on the board of Montefiore Medical Center. During the COVID-19 crisis, PVH secured and delivered Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to Montefiore Health System for the medical staff on the front lines fighting the pandemic. Manny serves on the board of Save the Children, PVH’s global philanthropic partner, where he has been instrumental in supporting efforts to promote early childhood education in developing countries. In recognition of his efforts, he was named a Save the Children “Changemaker for Children” in 2020. He also supports the Ronald McDonald House in New York City, and was the marquee speaker and award recipient at its annual gala in 2015.
Manny is on the Board of the United Nations Global Compact, is a member of the Committee for Economic Development, sits on the President’s Advisory Committee for U.S. Trade Policy and Negotiations, and is also on the Board of Directors of Dick's Sporting Goods and Conagra Brands.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Manny graduated from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business in 1979. Manny was named Father of the Year by The National Father’s Day Council in 2018, honoring his deep dedication to his family, including his wife, three sons and grandchildren. He is known to be an avid sports fan and golfer. He often quotes the late legendary football coach Vince Lombardi: “It doesn’t matter how many times you’re knocked down but how many times you get back up.”
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