A U.S. national, Jeff Cole is the former Chairman and CEO of Cole National Corporation, a leading North American optical retailer. He currently serves as a non-executive board member for Safilo, the world’s second largest manufacturer and distributor of frames and sunglasses. Cole is a former non-executive board member of Hilco, a U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of eyewear accessories. He is also Trustee of the Cole Eye Institute, part of the Cleveland Clinic, which is one of the leading eye research and treatment centers in the U.S.
- First term since IPO: 2015
- Reappointment: 2018
- Current term of office: until the 2021 Annual General Meeting
- Year of birth: 1941