THE WHAT? Bath & Body Works has announced the appointment of Gina Boswell as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board.
THE DETAILS Sarah Nash, who has served as Executive Chair of the Board since February 2022 and interim Chief Executive Officer since May 2022, will remain Executive Chair through the end of the company’s fiscal year on January 28, 2023, at which time she will transition back to Chair of the Board.
Boswell is a seasoned industry executive, with leadership experience at global companies such as Unilever, Alberto Culver Company and The Estee Lauder Companies.
She brings deep expertise in sales, marketing, brand-building, and business development and strategy, along with strong operational experience and a demonstrated track record of delivering successful business outcomes.
THE WHY? Nash commented, “Gina is a proven leader of global businesses with decades of beauty and personal care industry experience and an impressive track record of driving profitable growth. Gina’s customer-centric mindset, multi-channel expertise and passion for building high-performance cultures make her the ideal leader for Bath & Body Works’ next growth chapter.
“The Board is confident that her industry knowledge and collective skillset will help the Company in continuing to enhance our omni approach, executing our merchandising initiatives, and accelerating growth across channels, categories and regions to ultimately drive enhanced value for shareholders.”