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Leaders Of Global Trade Zoe Dodge

Zoe Dodge

Asia Production Head & Country Manager Vietnam, Allbirds

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Product Development & Manufacturing
Sustainable Production Management
Vendor Ethics & Compliance

“A global trade leader is a pathfinder — it’s blazing the trail for others to follow in an area that is not well enough understood or appreciated.”
Zoe Dodge - Asia Production Head & Country Manager Vietnam, Allbirds

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Zoe is the Head of Production in Asia at Allbirds, a start-up that designs and sells footwear using sustainable materials.

As the company’s first employee in Vietnam, Zoe is responsible for overseeing production in Asia and growing an organization from the ground up. Her focus is managing sustainable footwear and apparel production across China, South Korea, and Vietnam. In her role, she ensures production with the lowest possible impact to the environment, using natural materials and focusing on regenerative sustainability.

Prior to her current role, Zoe was the Country Director and Legal Representative for VF Asia in Vietnam from 2019. In this role, she managed 120 people in the footwear, apparel and equipment department, and was directly accountable for sourcing through 150 CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approved factories with a combined FOB (Free On Board) value of $1.2 billion annually.

Previously, she worked for adidas in Vietnam as a Senior Director for Development of Manufacturing Innovation and Senior Director for Development of Footwear and Apparel in its headquarters in Germany. Zoe has expertise helping footwear brands in the United Kingdom with Asia sourcing following on from a decade of experience as Footwear Development Manager for Nike and Reebok in China.

Zoe will complete her MBA in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Cumbria in 2021.

With her impressive career in manufacturing and passion for sustainability, Zoe feels privileged to be part of pioneering change in the industry, and by doing so, making people’s lives better.

Read about Zoe’s global trade leader journey here.