What’s the next move for Haim Dabah?

This story first appeared in the October 13, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

The garment-industry vet left Global Brands Group Holding Ltd. last month and is now believed to be pursuing something entrepreneurial, possibly a start-up. Dabah couldn’t be reached on Friday for comment on his leaving Global Brands or his plans.

Dabah was a group president at Global Brands, a large business that makes branded goods under license; it was spun off from Li & Fung earlier this year. A spokeswoman for Global Brands said the company has not named a successor.

Dabah, a highly visible industry figure who serves on the board of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, has a track record of introducing apparel brands and is considered one of the pioneers in private brand development. Dabah had been with Li & Fung and its LF USA arm for the past seven years. Prior to that, he ran Regatta. Dabah and his brothers Ezra and Isaac are best known for developing Gitano, which peaked into a major denim label for the mass market in the Eighties. It was considered a sexy, lower-priced jeans alternative to designer labels such as Calvin Klein.

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