People: Ralph Lauren Corp (RL.N)

RL.N on New York Stock Exchange

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22 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ralph Lauren

74 1997 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jackwyn Nemerov

62 2013 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Christopher Peterson

47 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Valerie Hermann

51 2014 President of Ralph Lauren Luxury Collections

Mitchell Kosh

64 2014 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

David Lauren

42 2013 Director

John Alchin

66 2007 Independent Director

Arnold Aronson

79 2001 Independent Director

Frank Bennack

81 1998 Independent Director

Joyce Brown

67 2001 Independent Director

Joel Fleishman

80 1999 Independent Director

Hubert Joly

54 2009 Independent Director

Judith McHale

67 2011 Independent Director

Steven Murphy

60 2005 Independent Director

Robert Wright

71 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ralph Lauren

Mr. Ralph Lauren is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Mr. Lauren has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and director since prior to initial public offering in 1997, and was a member of Advisory Board or the Board of Directors of predecessors since their organization. He founded business in 1967. For over four decades, Mr. R. Lauren has cultivated the iconography of America into a global lifestyle brand.

Jackwyn Nemerov

Ms. Jackwyn L. Nemerov has been appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. She has been President & Chief Operating Officer since November 2013 and a director of the Company since February 2007. She served as Executive Vice President of the Company from September 2004 through October 2013. She was President & Chief Operating Officer of Jones Apparel Group, Inc. from January 1998 until March 2002. Prior to that, Ms. Nemerov was affiliated with Allied Stores, Bernard Chaus and Gloria Vanderbilt for Murjani. Ms. Nemerov currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of The New School University’s Parsons School of Design.

Christopher Peterson

Mr. Christopher H. Peterson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation, effective November 1, 2013.He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from September 2012 through November 2013. From 1992 to 2012, Mr. Peterson held various positions with The Procter & Gamble Company, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Global Household Care division.

Valerie Hermann

Ms. Valerie Hermann has been appointed as President of Ralph Lauren Luxury Collections of Ralph Lauren Corporation, effective April 7, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hermann was CEO of Reed Krakoff. From 2005-2011, Ms. Hermann served as CEO of Yves Saint Laurent, now called Saint Laurent Paris. Previously, she worked in various capacities at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, including Director of Women's Ready to Wear at Dior. Ms. Hermann started her career at the Comité Colbert, the Paris-based luxury goods trade association.

Mitchell Kosh

Mr. Mitchell A. Kosh has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Ralph Lauren Corporation, effective March 1, 2014. He was Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company from July 2000 through February 2014. Mr. Kosh was Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Conseco, Inc. from February 2000 to July 2000. Prior to that time, Mr. Kosh held executive human resource positions with the Venator Group, Inc. starting in 1996.

David Lauren

Mr. David Lauren is Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. David joined the Company in 2001 as Chief Creative and Marketing Officer for the Company's e-commerce and media organization. Currently, David oversees global advertising and marketing for the Company, where he been instrumental in developing and enhancing the brand's vision through the company's celebrated advertising campaigns and has been the driving force behind several groundbreaking media initiatives and online innovations. He is the President of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention.

John Alchin

Mr. John R. Alchin is an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. He has been a director of the Company since February 2007. He served as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Comcast Corporation, a broadband cable provider offering a variety of consumer entertainment and communication products and services, from November 2002 to December 2007. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Comcast Corporation from January 2000 to November 2002. Mr. Alchin joined Comcast Corporation in 1990 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of BNY Mellon Funds Trust, a member of the board of trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Chairman of PMA Finance Committee. Mr. Alchin also serves on the audit committee of BNY Mellon Funds Trust. Prior to serving on the board of trustees of BNY Mellon Funds Trust, he served as a member of the board of directors and on the audit committee of BNY Hamilton Funds, Inc. The Board has determined that Mr. Alchin is an audit committee financial expert.

Arnold Aronson

Mr. Arnold H. Aronson is an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. He has been a Managing Director, Retail Strategies at Kurt Salmon, a global management consulting firm specializing in services to retail and consumer products companies, since 1997. In his career, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, Inc., The Batus Retail Group (the then parent entity of, among others, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Fields and Kohl’s) and subsequently, Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker. Mr. Aronson currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee of The New School University and is a member of the Board of Governors and former Chairman of its Parsons School of Design.

Frank Bennack

Mr. Frank A. Bennack, Jr., is an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. In June 2008, Mr. Bennack has been a director of the Company since January 1998. He served as Chief Executive Officer of The Hearst Corporation (“Hearst”) from 1979 to 2002 and then again from June 2008 to June 2013. Mr. Bennack has been the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Hearst since 2002. He serves on the board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and has served on the boards of Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., Wyeth Corporation and JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is also Chairman of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The Paley Center for Media. The Board has determined that he is an audit committee financial expert.

Joyce Brown

Dr. Joyce F. Brown is Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. She has been the President of the Fashion Institute of Technology and Chief Executive Officer of the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries since 1998. From 1983 to 1992, Dr. Brown served as Vice Chancellor, as well as the University Dean, of the City University of New York and Acting President of Baruch College. From 1993 to 1994, she served as the Deputy Mayor of Public and Community Affairs for the City of New York. From 1994 to 1998, Dr. Brown was a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, where she is now Professor Emerita. Dr. Brown is currently a member of the board of directors of USEC Inc. and has served on the boards of PAXAR Corporation and Linens ‘n Things, Inc.

Joel Fleishman

Mr. Joel L. Fleishman is an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. He is a director of the Company since January 1999, has been Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University since 1971 and the Director of the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions at Duke University since 1991. He is also the Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Urban Institute and is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Partnership for Public Service. Mr. Fleishman has also served on the board of Boston Scientific Corporation, and was previously Chairman of the board of directors of the Urban Institute.

Hubert Joly

Mr. Hubert Joly is an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. In September 2012, Mr. Joly has been a director of the Company since June 2009. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc. (“Best Buy”) since September 2012. Mr. Joly also serves as a member of Best Buy’s board of directors. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson from 2008 to 2012, after he joined Carlson in 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. He also served as Executive Vice President, American Assets at Vivendi Universal from 2002 to 2004 and in various other positions at Vivendi Universal since 1999. Mr. Joly is currently on the boards of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minnesota Business Partnership and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. He previously served on the boards of Carlson, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Judith McHale

Ms. Judith A. McHale is an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Ms. McHale served as a director of the Company from 2001 to 2009. She served as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2011. In 2006, Ms. McHale worked in partnership with the Global Environment Fund, a private equity firm, to launch the GEF/Africa Growth Fund, an investment vehicle intending to focus on supplying expansion capital to small and medium-sized enterprises that provide consumer goods and services in emerging African markets. From June 2004 to December 2006, Ms. McHale served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc., the parent company of Discovery Channel and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 2004. She currently serves on the boards of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Yellow Media Ltd. and has served on the boards of directors of Host Hotel & Resorts, Inc., DigitalGlobe Inc., John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. and Potomac Electric Power Company.

Steven Murphy

Mr. Steven P. Murphy is an Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. He has been a director of the Company since November 2005. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Christie’s International plc (“Christie’s”), one of the world’s largest fine art auctioneers, since September 2010. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rodale Inc. (“Rodale”), a privately held publishing and media company, from 2002 to December 2009, and joined Rodale in 2000 as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Murphy held the position of Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Publishing Worldwide from 1998 until 2000. From 1991 to 1998, he served as President of EMI Music/Angel Records.

Robert Wright

Mr. Robert C. Wright is Independent Director of Ralph Lauren Corporation. He is a Co-Founder of Autism Speaks and has been a Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners, LLC, an investment firm, since May 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Beach Civic Association since April 2010. He served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of General Electric Company and as an Executive Officer and a member of the Corporate Executive Office of GE from 2000 to May 2008. Mr. Wright joined NBC as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1986, and was made Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the network in 2001. He then served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal from 2004 to 2007, and continued to serve as Chairman of the NBC Universal board of directors until 2007. Prior to his association with NBC and NBC Universal, Mr. Wright served as President of General Electric Financial Services and, before that, as President of Cox Cable Communications. Mr. Wright has served on the boards of directors of GE and NBC Universal and is currently a member of the board of directors of AMC Networks, Inc., EMI Group Global Inc. and Mission Products. He has also served as member of the board of trustees for New York Presbyterian Hospital and RAND Corporation.

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