John Antony Hooks



John Antony Hooks is part of Miroglio Fashion s.r.l. BOD, as an independent Counselor.


After graduating in 1978 at Oxford University, he started his professional journey in Turin with GFT (Textile Financial Group), where he held increasingly prestigious managerial roles, working for brands such as Giorgio Armani, Pierre Cardin, Claude Montana, Emmanuel Ungaro and Valentino.


From 1988 to 1994 Hooks lived and worked in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the opening of the regional affiliates of GFT in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and China (in 1988, GFT was one of the first major foreign fashion companies to enter the Chinese market).


In 1995 he moved to Hamburg, Germany, to join Jil Sander A.G. as Commercial and Retail Director; five years later he started a new experience in Milan, as Group Commercial Marketing Director of Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and in 2009 he was named Vice President of the Armani Group.


From 2011 to 2014 Hooks worked as Group President for Ralph Lauren Europe and Middle East, based in Geneve, Switzerland.


From the beginning of September 2015 he is CEO of Pacific Global Management SA, Executive Chairman of Elite World SA and member of La Perla BOD. He also holds the role of Non Executive Director of Manchester United plc.