The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has elected Neil Narriman to be its new president. Narriman is the general counsel for intellectual property at Puma, and was elected to a three-year term. He succeeds Frank A. Dassler, who left Adidas in 2018 to retire.
As FESI’s new president, Narriman’s goals include promoting free trade between the EU and its main trading partners and creating a legal framework for digital change in Europe.
“As General Counsel Intellectual Property at Puma, I’m also committed to continue working towards a more effective fight against counterfeiting, a scourge that threatens consumers, jobs, the environment and costs our industry in Europe €300 million each year,” Narriman said in a statement. “In this regard, future discussions on the Digital Services Act will be crucial and I am confident that our team in Brussels will ensure that our sector remains a key part of the debate”, he declared..