Former Hermès CEO joins MycoWorks’ board. Patrick Thomas will serve as an independent board member at the company, which is looking to scale up its production process to create lab-grown leather alternatives derived from the root structure of mushrooms. Thomas served as chief executive of Hermès between 2003 and 2014 and has also held C-level positions with Lancaster Group and Pernod Ricard.
Saks Off 5th names e-commerce chief operating officer. Former Amazon operations executive Shivi Shankaran will take on the role at Saks Off 5th’s e-commerce business effective August 16. Shankaran previously served in an advisory capacity to Saks Off 5th and spent nearly 15 years working at Amazon.