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David Zoba | China's Retail Development Environment

  • Architecture School (Building D) | 5th Fl | Rm D1 Tonji University, 11 Guokang Road (North Gate) Shanghai China (map)

Harvard Club of Shanghai presents: 

A talk on China's Retail Development Environment by David Zoba (Harvard College '73), Head of Global Real Estate & Store Development for Gap Inc. 

RSVP is required as space is limited. You can RSVP via email to [email protected] 


David Zoba is Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate and Store Development for Gap Inc., the $15 billion retailer operating as Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Outlet divisions. In this role, David works closely with Gap Inc.'s brand presidents in developing and delivering on the company's strategies to optimise its global real estate fleet.

David began as a real estate attorney on Wall Street and quickly moved into shopping centers and corporate real estate. He joined The Limited in the mid-1990s to lead real estate law, and then expanded his responsibility significantly to other areas during his seven years with the company. He subsequently worked for Galyan's Trading Company, Inc., where as EVP he helped create and launch a specialty sporting goods retailer that later became part of Dick's Sporting Goods. Most recently, David was principal and chief operating officer for Steiner + Associates, one of the country's most respected mixed-use retail developers.

David earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended the London School of Economics for graduate studies. David has a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School.