New addition to the Board of Canadian lululemon
Canadian lululemon athletica inc. announced on February 3, 2016, that Kathryn Henry has been appointed to the company’s Board of Dirctors, effective immediately. Henry’s appointment expands lululemon athletica’s Board of Directors to 11 members
“Kathryn’s 20 years of strategic IT and retail experience will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Michael Casey, Co-Chairman of lululemon athletica. “A long time friend of lululemon, Kathryn embodies our spirit of community and brings talent, expertise and energy to the table.”
Henry previously served as Chief Information Officer, Logistics & Distribution at lululemon athletica from 2010 to 2014. In her role, Ms. Henry oversaw all global information and technology operations for the company. Since 2015, Ms. Henry has served as a strategic consultant for retail and technology companies, in addition to venture capital, investment and consulting firms seeking executive level guidance.
Prior to joining lululemon in 2010, Henry worked at Gap, Inc., where she served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of International IT and Gap North America and was responsible for the systems support of key international growth initiatives. Prior to that, Ms. Henry was Vice President of Dockers Business Divestiture and Vice President of Global IT Strategy & Development at Levi Strauss & Co.
Henry was selected as a Global CIO Top 25 Breakaway Leader in 2013, and was a member of the National Retail Federation CIO council during her tenure with lululemon. An avid golfer, Henry resides in San Francisco.
Henry was designated for appointment to the Board of Directors by Dennis J. Wilson in accordance with the terms of a support agreement between lululemon athletica, Wilson and certain entities affiliated with Advent International in connection with a stock purchase agreement between Advent and Wilson, dated August 7, 2014.
lululemon athletica inc. is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company with products that create transformational experiences for people to live happy, healthy, fun lives. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback.
New female member of Executive Committee at Swiss Clariant
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced the appointment of Britta Fuenfstueck as a new member of its Executive Committee. Britta Fuenfstueck, former CEO of the Clinical Products Division at Siemens Healthcare, will join Clariant on April 1, 2016
“We are very pleased that Britta Fuenfstueck will join Clariant. With her extensive international experience as a senior executive in the technology industry, she will be a strong addition to our management team and will bring valuable insights and perspectives,” said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO. “I look forward to Britta Fuenfstueck’s contributions toward the long-term development of Clariant and her support for our top priority: to generate value for our customers, our employees, our company, and our shareholders.”
Britta Fuenfstueck (43) has been CEO of the Clinical Products Division at Siemens Healthcare since 2013. During her career with Siemens, she held various leadership positions, including CEO of the Molecular Imaging Business Unit, Vice President, Strategy and M&A for the Healthcare Sector, as well as Director, Product Portfolio and Planning, Marketing and Sales, for Siemens’ Magnetic Resonance Business Unit. Britta Fuenfstueck studied engineering physics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. She began her career with the Boston Consulting Group in 1998.
As of April 1, 2016, the Executive Committee of Clariant will consist of CEO Hariolf Kottmann, CFO Patrick Jany, Britta Fuenfstueck, and Christian Kohlpaintner.