Emma Watson joins board of Kering

The little Hermione has grown

By acrimonia

This was announced by François-Henri Pinault, president and CEO of Kering, the arrival of Emma Watson and together with her of Jean Liu, CEO and founder of Didi Chuxing and Tidjane Thiam, ex CEO of Credit Suisse, on the board of directors of the French luxury giant.

Since the days of Hogwarts, alongside the iconics Harry and Ron, the wise Hermione has shown to have grown and the background has led to a double recognition: member of the Board of Kering and chairman of the Sustainability Committee of the group.

For a long time an activist, engaged in the defense of women’s rights and in the battle for sustainable fashion, Emma distinguished herself for several actions including the collaboration in 2011 with Alberta Ferretti which saw the creation of a sustainable collection inspired by the 60s/70s.

Pinault said he strongly believed in the potential of the three new members. The diversity of generations and skills, once again, promises success.

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Kering is proud to announce that Emma Watson is joining its Board of Directors, alongside Jean Liu and Tidjane Thiam. Their appointments have been approved by Kering’s shareholders during the Group’s Annual General Meeting, as proposed by the Board of Directors in March 2020. Emma Watson has also been appointed Chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors. The combined wealth of experience and skillsets of these three well-known figures will be complementary assets to the Group, enhancing the quality of the work done by the Board of Directors. The latter will benefit from their contribution in defining the Group’s strategic orientations. “I am delighted to welcome Jean Liu, Tidjane Thiam and Emma Watson to our Board of Directors. Their respective knowledge and competence, the multiplicity of their backgrounds and perspectives will be invaluable additions to the reflections of Kering’s Board of Directors. The collective intelligence that comes from the diversity of point of views and the richness brought by different experiences are crucial to the future of our organization, and I am proud to add such impressive talents to the team.” François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering. Click on the link in bio for more info. Photo by Carter Bowman @emmawatson

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