Personalities – Re-election of Ingeborg Neumann as President of the umbrella association of the German textile and fashion industry – Liming Chen appointed to Supervisory Board of BASF SE – L’Oréal Executive Committee Nominations – Barbara Lavernos is appointed President, Reseach, Innovation and Technologies, Antoine Vanlaeys is appointed President, Operations – At Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, a New CEO Adapts to How We Shop Now – WTO and UNCTAD welcome Pamela Coke-Hamilton as new International Trade Centre Head – M&S hires Next digital trading boss for newly-created role – Daren Tang Assumes Functions as WIPO Director General – The Swissmem Board elected Martin Hirzel as new Swissmem President as of January 1, 2021 – The EU Commission appoints a new Deputy Director-General for the migration and home affairs department. … More Personalities

McKinsey’s Week in Charts

The last recession saw an innovation slowdown in consumer goods The only year in the past 15 that saw an aggregate decline in new product launches by consumer-goods companies was 2008. But going into the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry kept up the pace of innovation. To read the article, see “Reimagining consumer-goods innovation for the … More McKinsey’s Week in Charts