Global luxury lifestyle brand Michael Kors Holdings has appointed Judy Gibbons to the company’s board of directors. Gibbons has over 25 years experience in software, Internet, digital media, e-commerce and mobile technologies. From 2005 until 2010, Gibbons was employed by Accel Partners in Europe as a venture partner and board member, focusing primarily on early stage equity investments across mobile applications, digital advertising, e-commerce and social media.
Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) (the “Company”), a global luxury lifestyle brand with a multi-channel strategy, unique design and strong infrastructure, today announced that Judy Gibbons has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors effective November 1, 2012. The appointment of Ms. Gibbons brings the Company’s Board membership to seven.
Judy Gibbons has over 25 years experience in software, Internet, digital media, e-commerce and mobile technologies. From 2005 until 2010, Ms. Gibbons was employed by Accel Partners in Europe as a venture partner and board member, focusing primarily on early stage equity investments across mobile applications, digital advertising, e-commerce and social media. Prior to joining Accel Partners, Judy was Corporate Vice President at Microsoft where she spent ten years in international leadership roles in the company’s Internet division. Previously she has held senior positions at Apple Inc. and Hewlett Packard. Ms. Gibbons currently serves as a non-executive director of Hammerson plc and Guardian Media Group plc. She is also a director of Virgin Money Giving, a not-for-profit company within the Virgin group.
John Idol, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said “We are excited that Judy will be joining our Board. Judy is a proven business leader, and we believe her strategic and operational knowledge of digital media, e-commerce and technology will prove beneficial to us as we continue to build our brand.”
About Michael Kors Holdings
Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready to wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors, KORS Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men’s and women’s ready to wear, and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are operated, either directly or through licensing partners, in some of the most prestigious cities in the world, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
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