Paolo Fidanza, CEO of JP Selects, has been invited to Judge at the 2012 Independent Handbag Designer Awards in New York on the 13th June
ROK Global PLC, the technology, applications and services company, has announced that Paolo Fidanza, the CEO of JP Selects, its online shopping portal for eco-conscious consumers, will be a judge at the 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards to be held at the Time & Life Building in New York on the 13th June.
Commenting on the appointment, Paolo Fidanza said “It’s an honour to be appointed a Judge for these prestigious awards alongside many luminaries in the fashion world which, I believe, reflects the achievements and profile the entire team at JP Selects have developed through our growth and development over the last year.”
Part of ROK Global PLC, co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, JP Selects is a members-only online platform which promotes the best eco-friendly and sustainable products, brands and companies through flash sales, an online marketplace and distribution partnerships.
In addition to being the co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care products, as well as being the co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand and is a renowned humanitarian and social entrepreneur.
ROK recently announced the acquisition, by JP Selects, of rival US ‘green commerce’ company, LovingEco as well as a partnership with Xiu.com to launch JP Selects in China.
“And we’re pleased to say the winning handbag in the most sustainable category will be marketed, promoted and featured on JP Selects.” Added Fidanza.
In addition to JP Selects, ROK has pioneered a portfolio of new technologies and services including high quality mass-market Mobile TV which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over mass-market 2.5G GPRS as well as 3G and Wi-Fi, several mobile security technologies which it licenses to law enforcement agencies, a suite of cutting-edge industrial technology products and multi-language text-to-speech translation technologies.
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