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Power Moves | Moda Operandi Appoints CTO, Burberry Adds to Board of Directors

This week, Moda Operandi taps Walmart for chief technology officer, while Burberry adds former BET Networks CEO Debra Lee to its board.
Arpan Nanavati | Source: Courtesy
  • Rachel Deeley

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

Moda Operandi names CTO

Moda Operandi has appointed Arpan Nanavati chief technology officer. Nanavati joins the company from WalmartLabs, where he was director of engineering for the company’s online grocery unit. He reports to Moda Operandi Chief Executive Ganesh Srivats.

Burberry adds new member to board


Debra Lee, former chief executive of Black Entertainment Television Networks, has joined Burberry’s board as a non-executive director and member of the company’s audit and nomination committees. In addition to Burberry, Lee sits on the boards of AT&T and Marriott international.

BDG announces key hires amid reshuffle

Bustle Digital Group has announced a number of structural changes involving internal and external hires, appointing Charlotte Owen editorial director, Bustle; Katherine Stoeffel features director, lifestyle, BDG; Christina Amoroso executive editor, Bustle; and Amanda Chan director of content strategy, lifestyle, BDG.

M&S taps Nike director for senior womenswear hire

M&S has appointed Monique Leeuwenburgh as head of product development, technology and innovation for womenswear. Leeuwenburgh joins the company from her 27-year tenure at Nike, where she was most recently global technical development senior director.

Rent the Runway supply chain executive exits

Following a number of customer complaints about late and missed shipments, Rent the Runway's Marv Cunningham has stepped down as chief supply chain officer, effective the end of September 2019. Cunningham joined the company in October 2018.

Gap Inc. names Athleta CEO


Gap Inc. has appointed Mary Beth Laughton president and chief executive of sportswear brand Athleta, effective late October 2019. Serving on Gap Inc.'s senior leadership team, Laughton will report to the group's president and chief executive officer, Art Peck. She joins the company from Sephora US, where she was executive vice president of omnichannel retail.

Coty adds to board of directors

Coty has sought two new board members in Pierre Denis, chief executive of Jimmy Choo Group Ltd, and Beatrice Ballini, senior member of retail practice at leadership advisory and search firm Russell Reynolds Associates.

Tatler in Asia hires Joe Zee

Edipresse Media Asia — soon to be renamed Tatler Asia Group — has tapped veteran fashion editor Joe Zee to oversee all Asian editions of Tatler magazine as global artistic director. This is Zee's first editorial appointment since leaving Yahoo Style in 2017.

The media group also announced the appointment of Brendan Monaghan, formerly the publisher of T Magazine, to chief revenue and marketing officer and Danica Lo, former digital director of Women's Wear Daily, to chief content officer.

EBay CEO steps down

Devin Wenig has departed EBay amid an ongoing operating review at the company, after taking on the role of chief executive in 2015. The company has named Chief Financial Officer Scott Schenkel as interim chief executive.

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