Mr. Silas K. F. CHOU
Advisory Council Member, BXAI
President and CEO, Novel Holdings Limited
Mr. Silas K. F. CHOU is President and CEO of Novel Holdings Limited, one of the world’s leading textile and apparel manufacturers and fashion brand owners. Mr. Chou is also Co-Chairman of Sportswear Holdings and Chairman of Novel Fashion Holdings, a dedicated international fashion brand investment group in Greater China.
After co-owning and operating the European licensee for Polo Ralph Lauren, Mr. Chou and his longtime business associate, Lawrence Stroll, formed Sportswear Holdings in 1989 to acquire Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, where he served as Chairman and then Co-Chairman from 1989 to 2002.
In January 2003, Sportswear Holdings completed one of the most dynamic acquisitions in the fashion industry when it acquired a majority interest in Michael Kors (USA), Inc., where Mr. Chou served as Co-Chairman until its IPO in 2011.