Corporate Governance - Biography
Anne-Charlotte Windal has served as a director of the Company since May 2018. Ms. Windal is the founder of ACW Consulting, LLC, through which she provides strategic advisory services to consumer goods and retail companies. From 2013 to 2016, Ms. Windal was a Senior Analyst for Bernstein Research. In this role, she led a team that provided in-depth investment research and financial analysis on the U.S. specialty retail sector. Prior to joining Bernstein Research, Ms. Windal served as a Partner for NERVE Group, a strategy and creative consultancy to consumer and retail companies. From 2008 to 2010, she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Strategy and Design at New York & Company, where she served as a member of the Executive Committee. From 2003 to 2008, Ms. Windal held various senior positions at L Brands, driving strategic growth projects across the brand portfolio (Victoria’s Secret, Express, Henri Bendel, Bath & Body Works) and serving as SVP, Brand Merchandising for Bath & Body Works. Prior to that, Ms. Windal was a principal at The Boston Consulting Group, in their Consumer Goods & Retail practice. Ms. Windal received an M.S. in Management with a concentration in Finance from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing and Finance from Columbia Business School. We believe that Ms. Windal’s broad expertise in growth strategy, strategic and merchandising planning, consumer insight and retail and product innovation will make her a valuable addition to the Board.