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Sharon Leite appointed as Godiva's new Managing Director, North America as of Oct 2, 2017.
Sharon joins Godiva with more than 25 years of leadership experience across retail, ecommerce, and real estate management, most recently as president, Sally Beauty North America, where she was responsible for the company's over 3000 retail locations. Prior to this role she held senior roles at Disney, Bath & Body Works, Gap, and Pier 1 imports.
Sharon is a seasoned retail leader with experience building great teams, brands, and driving profitable sales growth through operational excellence. She is a highly collaborative leader who is dedicated to building a performance driven culture that is consumer-centric. Passionate about the retail industry, she is a founding member of the Store Operations Council, a worldwide professional organization for store operations executives, and sits on the board of The Retail Analytics Council.
Annie Young-Scrivner appointed as Godiva's new CEO as of Sept 14, 2017.
Annie joins Godiva from Starbucks where she served as Global CMO, Starbucks Coffee Company & President, Tazo Tea, and previously she was the President of its Canada business. Annie also served as President of Teavana Teas. During her Starbucks tenure, Annie developed great teams, refreshed the brand for innovation and multi-channel growth and drove Starbucks to lead in social media, digital media and loyalty. While Annie was President of Teavana, tea became the fastest growing beverage business across the globe. Previously, Annie spent 20 years in senior leadership and general management roles at PepsiCo and as President and Chairman of PepsiCo Food in China, her team delivered double digit growth.
Annie will bring to Godiva her deep understanding of digital connection with consumers combined with her proven track record in delivering strong performance and innovation for fast growth retail brands.