Prada appoints new board members
Luxury fashion brand Prada has appointed Pamela Culpepper and Anna Maria Rugarli as non-executive directors.
The hires mean that the Prada board now has a total of 11 members with five women and six men.
With over 25 years experience in HR, Culpepper is the co-founder of Have Her Back, female led culture consultancy focusing on advancing equity for all. Prior to this, she was HR officer at exchange holding company Cboe Global Markets and was chief people officer at Golin. She also held various leadership roles with PepsiCo.
Meanwhile, Rugarli is a sustainability and CSR expert with more than twenty years’ experience in designing programmes and developing sustainability strategies. She initiated and launched Nike’s sustainability and CSR programmes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and then led VF’s Circular Economy strategy and Sustainability, Purpose and D,E&I strategy. She is currently holding the corporate sustainability vice president position at Japan Tobacco International.
Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group head of corporate social responsibility, said: “I am pleased to welcome to the board Pamela Culpepper and Anna Maria Rugarli, professionals with an extensive knowledge in ESG topics and who held leadership positions in multinational companies. Their contribution will be crucial for the board and for the deployment of Prada’s sustainability strategy. This decision will allow us to accelerate in several projects already in our pipeline.”