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Kering appoints three new directors to board

Christian Fernsby | Paris, France | June 22, 2020
KeringKering’s shareholders have approved the appointment of Jean Liu, Tidjane Thiam, and Emma Watson as directors.
Jean Liu is the president of Didi Chuxing.

Ms. Liu is also an advocate for women’s empowerment in the tech and sharing economy sectors, in part through the DiDi Women’s Network, the first career development program for women in the Chinese internet sector.

Ms. Liu received a bachelor’s degree from Peking University and a master’s degree from Harvard University, both in computer science, and earned an honorary doctorate in commercial science at New York University.

She is a founding member of the advisory board of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum and a member of the Asia Society’s Board of Trustees.

Tidjane Thiam served as chief executive officer of Credit Suisse from July 2015 to February 2020.

In April 2020, president Cyril Ramaphosa, chairperson of the African Union, appointed Mr. Thiam as African Union Special Envoy on coronavirus.

Mr. Thiam is a member of the Group of Thirty (G30).

In 2019, he became a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was appointed in May 2020 a member of the IOC Finance Commission.

Mr. Thiam is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, and holds an MBA with distinction from Insead.

Mr. Thiam has received a degree of doctor of law, honoris causa, from the University of Warwick.

He was appointed chair of the audit committee.

Emma Watson is a British actor and activist.

In May 2014, Ms. Watson earned a degree in English literature from Brown University.

Ms. Watson is also a pioneer in advocating for sustainable fashion and is a supporter of Good On You, a mobile app which allows consumers to check the sustainability credentials of clothing brands.

Ms. Watson has also been appointed chair of the sustainability committee of the board of directors.