Ernie Hagen24 October 2005
Ernie Hagen is back as CEO with SRL (Shanghai Richina Leather Co Ltd) after a gap of just over five years. He replaces Dennis Thams who left the company at the end of August. He originally came to Shanghai from the US Leather Corporation because he saw a challenge in China and was instrumental in laying the foundations for the then joint venture between Richina Pacific and the state-owned Shanghai Tannery. He left after three years, at the end of March 2000, to act as a consultant for a project to set up a new tannery, handing over his management role to Thams. For the past three years he has been working for a small tannery and leathergoods manufacturer.