Angela Ahrendts

Apple’s former retail chief Angela Ahrendts is joining Airbnb’s board of directors, the company announced on Thursday.
Ahrendts departed Apple in April for “new personal and professional pursuits.”
This is Ahrendts’ first big professional move since ending her five-year run at Apple.

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has joined Airbnb’s board of directors, the travel booking firm announced on Thursday. It marks her first professional move since departing Apple in April.

Ahrendts is joining Airbnb as the company’s third independent non-affiliated board member along with outgoing American Express CEO Ken Chenault and former Pixar chief financial officer Ann Mather. When describing what Ahrendts brings to the company, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky cited her track record of “redefining the retail experience” and “putting customers and communities first” in a statement issued in a press release. Ahrendts also said she has “a deep admiration and respect” for the Airbnb founders’ vision.

“I am elated by the opportunity to join Airbnb’s Board of Directors at this important phase on the incredible journey of the company and its community of hosts and guests,” Ahrendts said in a press release. “I have known Brian, Joe and Nate for years and have a deep admiration and respect …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance


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