Manyana Schmitz has 20+ years of international experience in Tech, having held multiple leadership positions, always driving large change programs. Currently, she is senior director, Digital Optimization & Transformation at PVH, the parent company of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. At PVH, she has been able to bring together two of her passions in life: fashion and technology.

Manyana’s expertise is digital transformation and strategy, focusing on people and culture. In her current role, she has been the driving force behind transforming the organization to becoming a fashion tech company, focusing on mindset and cultivating a culture of growth. She is always looking for opportunities to apply start-up concepts to large organizations to enable them to be nimble and innovative, as well as to use digitization to optimize ways of working and become more sustainable. She builds high-performing teams, by encouraging people to bring their best version of themselves to work to do what they love most.