LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Condé Nast Entertainment hires new president from Walt Disney Company
Agnes Chu, who most recently served as the senior vice president of content for Disney+, has been named president at Condé Nast’s entertainment division — a department which produces video content across all digital, social and OTT platforms, in addition to feature films and television series. In her new role, Chu will oversee the division’s next phase of expansion, a key part of the company’s global growth strategy which includes the newly launched brand studios for The New Yorker, Wired, GQ, Vogue and Vanity Fair. She will join the media giant in September and will report directly to Roger Lynch, Condé Nast’s chief executive.
Gucci global head of diversity departs
Renée Tirado, Gucci’s global head of diversity, equity and inclusion, is stepping down to launch her own consulting firm. Tirado, who was appointed to the newly created role in 2019 is opening VegaRovles Consulting in New York. She will continue to consult for the brand. Her responsibilities will be shared between Chief People Officer Luca Bozzo and model and activist Bethann Hardison, who is a member of the Gucci Changemaker council and has been appointed to its global equity board and global corporate executive committee.
British Vogue names new contributing editor
Award-winning actor, writer, producer, rapper and activist Riz Ahmed has been named a contributing editor to British Vogue, reporting to Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful. In his new role, Ahmed will cover topical conversations with a focus on the need to reshape society. His latest essay can be found in Vogue's most recent “Activism Now” September issue.
Adidas extends CEO’s contract
Kasper Rorsted, the chief executive of Adidas, will remain in his role until July 31, 2026. Rorsted, whose contract was due to end in July 20201, first took up the role as head of the sportswear giant in October 2016.
Bon Appétit names new executive editor
Sonia Chopra, previously the head of strategy at Vox Media’s Eater, has been appointed executive editor of the Condé Nast title Bon Appétit, effective August 24. In her new role, Chopra will oversee editorial content across Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Healthyish and will liaise with Condé Nast Entertainment to help develop the brand’s video strategy. Chopra will report to Anna Wintour, artistic director and editor-in-chief of American Vogue, until a new editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit is appointed.
The RealReal adds to board of directors
Caretha Coleman, principal at Coleman Consulting, and Carol Melton, founder and chief executive of Adeft Capita, have been appointed to the luxury resale platform’s board of directors, effective immediately.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition appoints new board members
This week, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition named a group of academics and supply chain specialists to its board. The appointments include: Dr. Marsha Dickson, professor, University of Delaware; Dr. Linda Greer, senior global fellow of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs; Delman Lee, president and chief technology officer of TAL Apparel; Abhishek Bansal, head of sustainability at Arvind Limited, and Mukul Agrawal, chief sustainability officer at Grasim and Aditya Birla.
VF Corp hires new president for greater China
Winnie Ma, who most recently served as the vice president of the beauty and personal care division at Unilever, North Asia, has been named president for Greater China at VF Corp. In her new role, Ma will oversee the apparel and footwear brand’s business in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, while accelerating its growth strategy in China. She will report to Kevin Bailey, VF Corp’s executive vice president and group president for the APAC region and emerging brands.
Harmont & Blaine taps former Kiton executive for CEO
Marco Pirone, previously the executive vice president of Kiton, has joined Italian casualwear label Harmont & Blaine as chief executive. He succeeds the company’s co-founder Paolo Montefusco, who will continue to work for the brand as creative director and chairman of the board. Pirone, who has also held senior leadership roles at Louis Vuitton, Estée Lauder and Coty, will spearhead the label’s next phase of growth.
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