Ralph Lauren to add Apple’s Angela Ahrendts to its Board of Directors

Ralph Lauren Corp. — known for its apparel, home, accessories, and fragrances products — has announced that it plans to add Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail, to the company’s Board of Directors. 

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The Board intends to nominate Ms. Ahrendts for election at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, expected in August 2018, and has appointed George effective as of May 9, 2018. These appointments will bring the number of Directors on the Company’s Board to 13.

At Apple, Ahrendts oversees strategy, real estate and development, and operations of Apple’s physical stores, online store and contact centers. She joined Apple from Burberry where she served as CEO and as a director on the Board from 2006 to 2014. Previously, she was executive vice Ppresident at Liz Claiborne and earlier in her career served as president of Donna Karan International.