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Emma Watson Joins Kering Board of Directors As Chair Of Sustainability

Kering’s shareholders have approved the appointment of Jean Liu, Tidjane Thiam and Emma Watson as Directors during the Annual General Meeting

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Actress and sustainability advocate Emma Watson has joined the board of French luxury group Kering as a Chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors, which is focused on environmental matters. Kering’s shareholders have also approved the appointment of Jean Liu, president of Chinese transport company DiDi Chuxing and Tidjane Thiam, former CEO of Credit Suisse Group, as Directors during their Annual General Meeting on June 16th.

I am delighted to welcome Jean Liu, Tidjane Thiam and Emma Watson to our Board of Directors. Their respective knowledge and competences, and the multiplicity of their backgrounds and perspectives will be invaluable additions to Kering’s Board of Directors. The collective intelligence that comes from diverse points of view and the richness of different experiences are crucial to the future of our organization. I am proud to add such impressive talents to the team. – said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering, François-Henri Pinault

 

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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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The French luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches, including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and many more.

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