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. The company said, 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 on April 24, 2019.

“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,” said François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering in a statement.

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.

 

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