Angela Ahrendts

Angela Ahrendts | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Angela Ahrendts | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Former Retail VP at Apple And CEO at Burberry, Fashion And Retail Innovation Expert
London
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Angela Ahrendts | Speaker Biography

Transformed Apple Retail, integrating physical and digital stores
Led Burberry as CEO, repositioning it as a global luxury brand
Recognized as a Top 100 Global Executive by Forbes, Fortune, and BBC

Angela Ahrendts was most recently Senior Vice President of Retail at Apple. During her five years, she integrated Apple's physical and digital businesses to create a seamless customer journey for over a billion visitors a year. Under her leadership she redesigned the stores, reimagined the experience and re-crafted roles for 70, 000 employees globally. Prior to Apple, Angela served as Chief Executive Officer at Burberry for nearly nine years. Angela Ahrendts reimagined the retail experience at Apple with the launch of a transformative educational program focused on coding, music creation, and the arts. Prior to Apple, Angela relocated to London to join Burberry where she served as Chief Executive Officer for nearly nine years. She led the company through a period of phenomenal global growth repositioning Burberry as a global luxury brand. Her unique leadership style and focus on culture, values and purpose resulted in tripling the business and quadrupling the share price. During her tenure, she was a member of the UK's Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council and named Honorary Dame Commander of the British Empire. Prior to Burberry, Angela spent 25 years in New York serving as Executive Vice President at Liz Claiborne Inc. , where she oversaw the acquisition and integration of over 25 brands. Earlier in her career, she was President of Donna Karan International at the height of their global expansion and IPO. Angela is currently on the Board of Ralph Lauren Corporation. , Airbnb, Inc. , and WPP plc. She is also on the non-profit Boards of charity: water, and the HOW Institute for Society; and in January 2021 became Chair of the Board for Save the Children International. She is a member of the Global Leadership Council of the Oxford University Saïd Business School and the BritishAmerican Business Advisory Board. Angela has consistently been recognized by Forbes, Fortune, and the BBC as a Top 100 Global Executive. She was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letter from her alma mater, Ball State University. In 2019, Angela was honored with an Indiana Living Legends award.

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Angela brings unparalleled experience in transforming global brands and creating innovative retail experiences, having led Apple's retail revolution and Burberry's phenomenal growth. Her unique leadership style, focused on culture, values, and purpose, has consistently driven companies to unprecedented success. Booking Angela as a speaker offers your team or business the opportunity to learn from one of the world's top executives, gaining insights into building a successful, values-driven organization.

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