18th November 2019, Los Angeles – RCGD Global LLC today confirmed that Samata has been appointed as CEO
As CEO, Samata’s vision for RCGD Global focuses on the organisation’s longstanding exclusive partnership with The Academy, ongoing eco-collaborations creating accessible sustainable products for the global fashion industry with impact brands, sustainable retail, education with a focus on GenXYZ, the creation of educational and entertaining digital content, alongside the expansion of RCGD’s global presence with a focus on emerging markets and manufacturing.
Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of RCGD Global comments: “Samata’s appointment as CEO of RCGD Global LLC is the natural next step for what has been a successful 8 years steering RCGD Global. Whilst creating brand partnerships with the likes of TESLA, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton and Swarovski, she has successfully ensured that the organisation remains both relevant and innovative. Samata has a strong focus and recognises the increasing importance of innovation and collaboration in the sustainable fashion field. She will continue to drive the development of compelling collaborations and solutions for a more sustainable future, which meet the evolving needs of our partners and supporters globally.”
Samata’s career has spanned more than 15 years in fashion and media – from garment design and manufacturing to magazine editing and PR. She joined RCGD Global initially as the campaign’s contest winner in 2011 before progressing to Campaign Director and then most recently Vice President. Her expertise in eco-design solutions and business has been called upon by sitting Prime Ministers and business leaders, alongside notable industry summits summits and platforms including ITV News, SXSW Eco, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, U.S Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Central St Martins (London), Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (LA), and Berkeley (NYC). Engaging with fashion design students and aspiring fashion entrepreneurs, Cambridge-born Samata creates content about sustainable business for platforms such as The Guardian, Huffington Post and VOGUE. A published author (Bloomsbury), before winning the design contest for RCGD Global, Samata was an award-winning womenswear designer.
Samata, CEO of RCGD Global LLC, comments: “RCGD Global is global change-making organisation from ‘moment’ to movement, bringing sustainable design to the forefront of conversation and action within the fashion industry. I am delighted to lead the dynamic and innovative RCGD Global team in line with our founder Suzy Amis Cameron’s ambitious vision, playing a key role in shifting the global conversation on sustainable design within the fashion, media and entertainment industry. Together with our partners and supporters – old and new – we will also continue to work with a diverse and inclusive range of talent to ensure that we remain inspiring and reflect the world around us as accurately as possible.”