Monday, November 5, 2018
The Board of Directors of Kering nominates Ginevra Elkann as Director
The Board of Directors of Kering unanimously nominated Ginevra Elkann as the replacement for Laurence Boone, who resigned her directorship following her appointment as chief economist of the OECD. Ginevra Elkann’s nomination as a new independent director will be submitted to shareholders for approval at the next Kering Annual General Meeting, to be held April 24, 2019.
Ginevra Elkann is President of two film production and distribution companies, Asmara Films and Good Films. She is also President of the Pinacoteca Giovanni & Marella Agnelli in Turin, a director of the Exor company, a member of the Advisory Board at Christie’s and a member of the American Academy in Rome. Born in 1979 in London, Ginevra Elkann has lived in the United Kingdom, France and Brazil. She is a graduate of the American University of Paris and the London Film School.
“I am delighted that we will soon be welcoming Ginevra Elkann to our Board of Directors. Her international career and her cultural openness will be significant and complementary assets, enriching the activities of our Board of Directors”, declared François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering.
A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination”. In 2017, Kering had nearly 29,000 employees and restated revenue of €10.816 billion.
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