Dusseldorf, 14 October 2021 – The Board of C&A AG is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane de Saint Victor as Non-Executive Director, effective 14 October 2021. She brings over 30 years of international experience as a leader in different businesses to the Board. During her career Diane worked at industry companies such as Thales, General Electric, Honeywell, SCA and Airbus. In 2020, she left the position of Executive Committee Member - General Counsel and Company Secretary at ABB after a 13-year tenure.
“Diane de Saint Victor is a hugely experienced leader with an impressive range of expertise in change management, ESG, People and legal affairs,” said Allan Leighton, Chairman of C&A AG. Currently, she is also a Non-Executive Director at Transocean, Natixis and with effect from November 15, 2021 at Imperial Brands. “After having appointed Giny Boer as C&A Europe’s first female CEO the nomination of Diane as C&A AG’s second female board member beside Maëlys Castella demonstrates yet again our ambition to become an even more diverse leadership team,” added Allan Leighton.
The nomination goes hand in hand with Edward Brenninkmeijer’s standing down from the AG Board. “We are very grateful for Edward’s contribution to the Board both as CEO and Non-Executive Director. It is good to know that we have found the right candidate to take on Edward’s role as a Non-Executive Director”, said Allan Leighton.
“I am delighted to join the C&A AG Board. Given the exciting environment of a very consumer centric business and C&A’s impressive heritage, I am looking forward to sharing my experience with the team to help achieve the brand’s ambitious objectives”, said Diane de Saint Victor, new Non-Executive Director.
Notes to the editor
As of 14 October 2021, the new C&A AG Board will comprise:
- Allan Leighton, Chairman, Chair of the Nominations Committee
- Alexander Birken, Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee
- Laurent Brenninkmeijer, Non-Executive Director
- Maëlys Castella, Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit Committee
- Diane de Saint Victor, Non-Executive Director
- Hein Schumacher, Non-Executive Director
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