As the CEO of ECCO, Steen Borgholm is the frontline figure of one of the most renowned companies in the global shoe industry. During the 17 years that Steen Borgholm has been at ECCO, he has acted as managing director in three different continents, eventually working his way to the top of the corporate ladder. Borgholm has proven that global market insights are vital to ensuring success. ECCO being a large player in the ever-changing fashion industry, swift responses to new customer trends are crucial for maintaining a competitive advantage. Looking forward, Steen Borgholm aims at putting his global skillset to use and exploit the growth opportunities of foreign markets.
ECCO aims at simply being the best shoe company in the world. It is the only major shoe company in the industry to own and operate its production and retail facilities itself, which in ECCO’s opinion secures the best possible quality. This is an impressive task as the company is present in 88 countries and has over 20,000 employees globally. In 2016, the company had a turnover of 1.3 billion DKK.