Ad DE HOND
Ad de Hond has been working for Starbucks since 2012 as Vice President Store design and concepts EMEA. He leads the design studios based in Amsterdam and London consisting of app. 60 people designing new stores, renovations and new concepts for Europe, Africa and Middle East. Starbucks was founded in 1971 in Seattle and has over 29,000 stores worldwide of which 3.300 in Europe.
Part of the mission is to create unique retail experiences based on a combination of Starbucks DNA and local influences. Each store design is unique. Previously Ad worked for nearly 3 years for premium denim brand Denham the Jeanmaker as Brand director, responsible for Marketing, Sales and Retail design. Before that 16 years at Nike EMEA in various roles such as Brand Design Director and Global Creative director Sportswear Apparel.