Mr. Paul R. Block served as a Director of GLG Life Tech Corp. since 2014, and he has been the company’s President since January 2019.
Mr. Block is a seasoned consumer Packaged Goods Chief Executive Officer and Board Director with over three decades of experience in driving profitable revenue growth, turning around underperforming business and building sustainable high performing stream of earnings for corporate divisions and private equity owned portfolio companies.
Mr. Block is best known as a transformational leader with a strong record of reinvigorating some of the world’s best-known consumer brands and restoring lean operations to underperforming enterprises. In his most recent assignment, Mr. Block was engaged as Chief Executive Officer of SVP Worldwide, a $500MM global leader in home sewing best known for the Singer Brand. Recruited to “reinvent” the business model, Mr. Block quickly led a strategic and tactical transformation that resulted in extraordinary results and a 3-year plan with potential to double EBITDA.
Advertising Age and Brand Week named Mr. Block as one of the “Top Marketers” in the USA. Guinness Import Company named him “Marketing Manager of the Year” and Groupe DANONE awarded him the “Chairman’s Award” for innovation. In addition, the UJA Federation honored Mr. Block with the “Edgar Bronfman Award” for outstanding industry leadership.
Utilizing his extensive experience as a CEO of the most well-known global brands, Mr. Block brings a wealth of wealth of transformational executive leadership experience in the global food and beverage industry, particularly in the areas of strategic planning, business development, sales/marketing, product innovation and finance/operational planning to GLG Life Tech Corp.
Mr. Block obtained his Bachelor of Science from Kent State University, and obtained number of executive business certifications from Kellogg School of Management, Yale University, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Wharton University.