In addition to the recent announcement that Michael George joined the company’s board of directors and Angela Ahrendts agreed to be nominated to join in August, the company announced that Linda Findley Kozlowski, COO at Etsy, has agreed to be nominated to join the company’s board in August.
"We continue to build on the strength of our board with the addition of Linda. Linda shares our passion for creativity and the consumer and brings deep experience from her work at some of the most sophisticated and innovative online retail platforms in the world,” added Ralph Lauren.
Kozlowski, the company said, brings 25 years of experience in operations, international marketing, business development, public relations, and customer service. She possesses a deep expertise in the ecommerce industry through her current role as Chief Operating Officer of global marketplace Etsy, Inc., and earlier tenure at Alibaba.com, where she led global marketing, business development, and customer service.
Prior to joining Etsy in 2016, Kozlowski was the COO of Evernote, where she oversaw worldwide operations and led cross-functional teams in offices across seven countries. She has also held leadership positions in communications firms including Fleishman-Hillard, Text 100, and Schwartz Communications. She currently serves on the Board of Styleseat, Inc., an online platform for beauty and wellness professionals, and Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organization focused on empowering women.
Commenting on her decision to join Ralph Lauren board, Kozlowski said: “I have always been inspired by the Ralph Lauren brand because it’s grounded in authentic heritage, enduring values and timeless style. I’m honored to join the Board as Ralph and Patrice continue to expand the brand’s connection with consumers globally.”
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