Multi-national clothing and footwear manufacturer Puma employs over 11,000 people worldwide and distributes its products in more than 120 countries. The company is known for its high-quality sportswear, footwear and accessories, and is easily recognised by its leaping puma logo. Part of French group Kering since 2007, Puma sponsors a series of big-name athletes, including Pelé and Michael Schumacher, as well as various fashion icons. In 2014, Rihanna was named creative director of the company, with the brief to oversee the direction of the womenswear line.