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Gap appoints chief business and strategy officer and chief people officer

Gap Inc. has appointed two new executives to its leadership team. Eric Chan took up the role of chief business and strategy officer last week while Amy… View Article

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Gap appoints chief business and strategy officer and chief people officer

Gap Inc. has appointed two new executives to its leadership team.

Eric Chan took up the role of chief business and strategy officer last week while Amy Thompson will become chief people officer on 22 January.

Both will join Gap Inc.’s executive leadership team and report to Gap Inc. president and chief executive, Richard Dickson.

Chan possesses more than 20 years of financial and operational leadership experience and most recently served as chief financial officer at the LA Clippers. Prior to that, he worked as chief operations officer at The Bouqs Company and as chief financial officer at Loot Crate.

Dickson said: “I’m thrilled that Eric will now be at the helm of our business and strategy operations, leading the development of Gap Inc.’s corporate strategy and the critical business levers that will enable us to execute that strategy with excellence.”

Meanwhile, Thompson recently served as chief people officer at Mattel, and before that held the same role at TOMS. She has also worked in HR executive roles at Starbucks and Ticketmaster. The culture and results Thompson has driven have been recognised by Forbes, Fast Company, and the Great Place to Work Institute. She will succeed Sheila Peters, who has served as chief people officer at Gap Inc. since 2020.

Dickson said: “Amy uniquely understands the careful alchemy of people, strategy and culture driving extraordinary results and has distinguished herself as a builder of purpose-driven, highly effective teams dedicated to driving business success. I’m confident she is the right leader to help us build a winning culture, while championing values that allow Gap Inc. to matter more to our teams, customers and communities.”

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