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Kevalin Athayu as new VP, Head of Sustainability at Pomelo

Kevalin Athayu as new VP, Head of Sustainability at Pomelo

Bangkok, Thailand, May 18, 2022 Pomelo has appointed Kevalin Athayu as its new vice president and head of sustainability reinforcing the fashion tech company’s long-standing commitment to delivering eco-friendly, on-trend apparel and accessories in a seamless shopping experience while striving for positive changes.

In this role, Kevalin will be responsible for formulating and executing the company’s sustainability strategy while driving impact within the industry.

“We thrive as a leading fashion tech company and it is important for Pomelo to take the lead in driving positive changes in our community,” says David Jou, Co-Founder and CEO of Pomelo Fashion.

“Sustainability is not only about protecting the environment but also about building an ecologically viable future for people and communities. We seek to create sustainable products for our customers without compromising on quality, so it is important for us to have the right person in a key leadership position to drive our sustainability strategy forward.”

Kevalin in her new role

He adds that Kevalin will bring a wealth of experience and drive to her new leadership role. “We are delighted to welcome Kevalin to our Pomelo community and have great confidence that her experience in the fields of sustainability and corporate social responsibility will help Pomelo accomplish its sustainability goals to drive change to the company and society at large.” 

In her position as vice president and head of sustainability, Kevalin will be responsible for leading the formulation of the company’s sustainability agenda and identifying new opportunities.

She will also be responsible for devising an innovative strategy while working with both cross-functional teams and external stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, experts, and various partners with the aim of accomplishing Pomelo’s ambitious sustainability goals.

In addition, she will lead efforts to redefine sustainability in the fashion tech industry in order to develop data-driven sustainability initiatives and manage the execution of various key sustainability projects.

Exciting time for Kevalin

“I am thrilled to join Pomelo at such an exciting time,” Kevalin says.

“Over the past two years of the pandemic, we’ve seen how our everyday habits can impact people and the planet for better or worse.

“It has become even more crucial for businesses to take a leap forward in making their sustainability efforts more holistic. I am delighted to be a part of a company like Pomelo that is integrating their sustainability agenda into the core business and driving their efforts across the region,” she adds.

Before joining Pomelo, Kevalin was the Global Head of Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility at the online travel tech company Agoda, where she led the formulation and execution of their sustainability strategy and developed their employee giving and volunteering program. 

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