L Brands appoints new board member
L Brands, the owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, has appointed JK Symancyk to its board of directors.
Symancyk has been working as PetSmart’s president and chief executive since June 2018 and previously worked with Academy Sports + Outdoors, Meijer and Walmart Stores. He also serves as chairman of PetSmart Charities and is a member of the Chewy board of directors.
Sarah Nash, chair of L Brands, said: “We are pleased to welcome JK to the board and look forward to benefitting from his deep retail and leadership expertise. J.K. has a proven track record of helping organisations drive profitable growth, while improving operational performance of large, multichannel consumer businesses. His broad industry knowledge will help guide L Brands as we enter our next chapter and complete the planned separation of Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret.”
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