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Ralph Lauren adds Valerie Jarrett to board of directors

Tom Shearsmith
21 October 2020

Ralph Lauren has announced the appointment of Valerie Jarrett to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective 20 October 2020.

With the appointment of Jarrett, the Ralph Lauren Board is now comprised of 13 directors.

Jarrett is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, a Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation and media company ATTN and the author of Finding My Voice, a memoir on leadership and citizenship in the twenty-first century.

She was the longest-serving Senior Advisor to the Obama Administration, where she oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Jarrett has also served as the president and chief executive officer of The Habitat Company.

Ralph Lauren, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, said: "We are pleased to welcome Valerie to the Ralph Lauren Board of Directors. Valerie is a proven and highly respected leader with a clear passion for citizenship and making a positive impact on the world."

"Valerie’s breadth of experience across the public and private sectors and unparalleled expertise in government, law and leadership will bring new perspective as we continue to build the future for our iconic Company."

Valerie Jarrett added: "Ralph Lauren’s purpose-driven culture and focus on aspiration, timelessness and optimism has long inspired me. I am honoured to join the Company’s Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to the Company’s continued growth and success and to building on the longevity of this admired organisation."

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