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Shuffle Board: Ferragamo Names CEO, Kering and Unifi Add Board Directors

Brands

Kering

Following her recent appointment as chief economist of the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), Laurence Boone resigned from her position as an independent director on the board of directors of Kering, which operates the Gucci, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta brands. In addition, Sophie Bouchillou, director representing employees, has reached the end of her mandate and has been replaced by Claire Lacaze on the Kering board.

At OECD, Boone replaced Catherine Mann, who served in the post from 2014 to 2017. As chief economist, Boone will lead the work of the Economics Department and represent the OECD on economic issues and participate with the secretary-general in the International Monetary and Financial Committee, and in the G7 and G20 meetings.

Salvatore Ferragamo

The board of directors of Salvatore Ferragamo SpA appointed Micaela Le Divelec Lemmi as CEO.

Le Divelec Lemmi, who joined the Ferragamo Group in April as general manager, has a long-term experience in the fashion and luxury industry, having worked for 20 years within the Kering Group with growing responsibilities. She first joined the finance department and was later named chief financial officer and eventually became executive vice president and chief consumer officer of Gucci.

Textiles

Unifi Inc.

Unifi Inc., a manufacturer of recycled and synthetic yarns, announced the election of Eva Zlotnicka to its board of directors.

Zlotnicka is a vice president at ValueAct Capital, a San Francisco-based investment firm with more than $15 billion in assets under management. She has extensive experience in sustainable investing and multinational environmental, social and governance initiatives, with prior professional roles at Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank. ValueAct Spring Master Fund is currently one of Unifi’s largest investors.

Unifi, based in Greensboro, N.C., has 10 other board members. The company’s brands include Repreve and Sorbtek, with a market penetration in ports apparel, fashion, home and automotive.

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Logistics

Aborn & Co.

Aborn & Co., a managed freight solutions and transportation strategy company, named Jill Clifford as president of the company.

Clifford has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of executive roles with Aborn & Co. in the areas of business development, marketing, accounting and customer service. She assumes her new position during a period of accelerated growth for the company, which has doubled its staffing over the past three months.

Clifford recently expanding her own team with the key additions of Chris Peckham as director of operations and Timothy Dooner as director of marketing. She has also enhanced the organizations account management and data analytics teams with the hiring of Caleb Johnson and Nathan Shnipes.

Technology

NCR Corp.

NCR Corp. announced the appointment of several new executives, including Owen Sullivan, who joins as chief operating officer; Frank D’Angelo, who joins to lead NCR’s newly formed Banking business unit; Tim Vanderham, named chief technology officer, and Debra Bronder, who joins as chief human resources officer.

Sullivan will be responsible for overseeing several of NCR’s functions and operations, and report to CEO Mike Hayford. D’Angelo currently serves as executive chairman of Evertec, a transaction and payments processing company in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Vanderham will lead the Software Engineering and Software Innovation teams and be responsible for integrating the separate units into one under the new organizational structure. Vanderham will report directly to Sullivan and comes to NCR from Thomson Reuters. Bronder most recently led human resources for Cardtronics.

In addition, NCR chief financial officer Bob Fishman announced his retirement after 25 years with the company. NCR has initiated a search for Fishman’s replacement, and Fishman will continue to serve as CFO during that time. NCR Corp. provides omni-channel solutions through software, hardware and a portfolio of services to the financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries.