Emanuel “Manny” Chirico is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PVH Corp., owner of an iconic family of brands including CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, Speedo, Warner’s and IZOD. Manny has been with PVH for 25 years, serving as CEO since 2006 and Chairman since 2007. Under his leadership, PVH has become one of the world’s largest global apparel companies with nearly $9 billion in annual revenues and 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries.
Throughout his career, Manny has embodied the PVH core values of accountability, partnership, passion, integrity and individuality that he has helped establish at the company.
Manny transformed PVH from a North American dress furnishings business to a company that grows fashion and lifestyle brands to excite consumers and power industry change —the right way. 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.
In growing PVH to be an industry leader, Manny has kept corporate responsibility and philanthropy as central pillars in how the company conducts business. There is an overarching goal to make positive impacts by empowering people, preserving the environment and engaging communities.
Before becoming Chairman and CEO, Manny held a number of financial and operational positions within the company, including President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PVH, Manny was a Partner at the international accounting firm Ernst & Young, running its Retail and Apparel Practice Group.
He has been recognized for his leadership and business accomplishments. In 2018, he received Women’s Wear Daily’s CEO Creative Leadership Award and was named Person of the Year by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). Manny was also named a top CEO by Glassdoor and received the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Leadership Award.
PVH was named one of the Most Just Companies by Forbes in 2017, and Manny earned the Responsible CEO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award from Corporate Responsibility magazine in 2016. PVH has also been certified as a Great Place to Work®.
Manny’s personal philanthropic work includes serving on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Fordham University, as well as the boards of Montefiore Medical Center and Save the Children, where he has been instrumental in supporting efforts to promote early childhood education in developing countries. He also supports the Ronald McDonald House in New York City.
Manny 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.
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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