Emma Watson Joins Kering Group’s Board of Directors
Actress and Sustainability Advocate, Emma Watson joins the French luxury Kering group, owner of designer brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga as Chair of its Sustainability Committee focused on environmental matters and as a non-independent board member.
Emma Watson has consistently been an advocate for sustainable fashion and supporting eco-conscious designers and brands both on the red carpet and off. Watson also supports the “Good On You” mobile app which allows consumers to check the sustainability credentials and credibility of clothing brands.
She gave a statement that when fashion truly embraces transparency and sustainability that other spheres would follow and that she has long focused on shaping conversations about the fashion industry and around issues of conscious consumption, ethical practices, and environmental impact.
The Kering group announced the appointment of Jean Liu, the President of a Chinese Transport Company, DiDi Chuxing, and Tidjane Thiam, the former CEO of Credit Suisse Group as its two new independent board members.
The appointments of Emma Watson, Tidjane Thiam, and Jean Liu were approved by shareholders of the Kering group and as proposed by the Board of Directors during its Annual General Meeting in March 2020.
The Chairman and CEO of the Kering Group, François-Henri Pinault states that the combined wealth of experience and skillsets of these three well-known figures would be complementary assets to the group as it would enhance the quality of the work done by the Board of Directors and improve the strategic orientations of the group.
Pinault also added that their respective knowledge, competence, and multiplicity of their perspectives and backgrounds would be invaluable additions to the reflections of the Board of Directors of the group.
Pinault also added that the collective intelligence coming from their diverse points of view and the richness of their different experiences were very crucial to the future of the organization and that he is proud to add such impressive talents to the team.
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