Silas Chou General Information
Mr. Silas Chou also serves as Operation Partner at Torch Capital. Mr. Silas Chou serves as Board Member & Director at Michael Kors (USA). Textile and fashion tycoon Mr. Chou was an early investor in Michael Kors. He now has sold all his shares and is working with daughters, Veronica and Vivian, to launch a fast-fashion line. Chou still owns a stake in South Ocean Knitters, one of the city's largest knitwear manufacturers and exporters. It was founded by his father who started the family's textile business. He is Co-Chairman of Sportswear Holdings Limited, a global private equity company established in 1989 by Mr. Chou and Mr. Lawrence Stroll. Since its founding, Sportswear Holdings has acquired and developed several global lifestyle brands, including Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe Jeans, and Michael Kors. Sportswear Holdings' current holdings include interests in Michael Kors, Michael Kors Far East, Tommy Hilfiger Asia, Karl Lagerfeld, Pepe Jeans, and Hackett. Prior to forming Sportswear Holdings, Mr. Chou and Mr. Stroll owned and operated Poloco S.A., the European licensee for Polo Ralph Lauren apparel. Mr. Chou is Chief Executive Officer of Novel Holdings, a Hong Kong-based group that includes South Ocean Knitters, one of the world's textile and apparel manufacturers, as well as a diversified investment business with dedicated investment teams focused on Asian real estate and global private equity, technology, and life sciences. Prior thereto, Mr. Chou was a director of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, and he served as its Chairman and then Co-Chairman, from 1989 to 2002. Mr. Chou is also an Angel Investor.