Ralph Lauren adds Angela Ahrendts & Michael George to BoD
May 14, 2018 - United States Of America
Ralph Lauren Corporation, a leader in the distribution of premium lifestyle products, has announced the addition of Angela Ahrendts and Michael George to the company’s Board of Directors. The Board intends to nominate Ahrendts for election at the annual meeting of stockholders, expected in August 2018, and has appointed George, effective as of May 9, 2018.
These appointments will bring the number of directors on the company’s Board to 13.
Patrice Louvet, president and chief executive officer, said, “Angela and Mike are among the most respected leaders in the business. They each have driven strong growth and created superior value at some of the best-known brands in retail, and I know we will benefit greatly from their experience and fresh perspective as we continue to elevate our brand; evolve our product, marketing and shopping experience; expand our digital and international presence; and increase productivity.”
Ahrendts has served as senior vice president of retail at Apple Inc., since May 2014. She oversees strategy, real estate, and development, and operations of Apple’s physical stores, online store and contact centres.
Ahrendts said, “I have admired Ralph and been inspired by his pure global lifestyle vision for many years. It is an honour to join this Board as he and Patrice continue to evolve and expand his incredible aesthetic.”
George was named president and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc., in March 2018, a leading global video and ecommerce retailer which includes: QVC, HSN, zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements. George serves on the Boards of Qurate Retail, Inc., Brinker International, the National Retail Federation and the National Constitution Centre. He is also a member of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.
George said, “I have long admired Ralph and the company, as they created one of the most influential and iconic brands in the world. I’m honoured to have this opportunity to work with Ralph, Patrice, and the Board and I’m excited for the future of this truly innovative company.” (GK)