As General Manager – EMEA for Patagonia, Ryan Gellert oversees all sales, marketing, sustainability and operational initiatives for the brand, throughout the region.
Based at the European Headquarters in Amsterdam, Ryan leads a team who live and breathe the Patagonia mission statement: We’re in business to save our home planet.
An avid climber and backcountry snowboarder, Ryan has climbed and ridden throughout Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, the Middle East and South Africa. Ryan has extensive experience of working with direct action environmental groups, serving on the boards of Access Fund and Protect Our Winters.
Prior to joining Patagonia, Ryan spent 15 years at Black Diamond Equipment, where he held a number of roles including Brand President, VP of Supply Chain Management and Managing Director of Black Diamond Asia.
Ryan holds a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah; an M.B.A. from Florida Institute of Technology; and a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.
The RSI is putting forward one of the currently most relevant issues in the field of corporate responsibility in the bicycle supply chains: migrant workers. For that purpose Ryan Gellert will provide insights from Patagonia who is the forerunner for developing a standard for migrant workers. Ryan will share their journey in seeking to protect the rights of migrant workers within their supply chain.