Capri Holdings Appoints Alejandro Martinez-Galindo as Chief Information Officer
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE:CPRI), a global fashion luxury group, today announced the appointment of Alejandro Martinez-Galindo as Chief Information Officer of Capri Holdings, reporting to Thomas Edwards, EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. His start date is March 8, 2021.
Mr. Martinez-Galindo is a global technology leader and has held executive roles across several industries including retail, automotive and pharmaceutical. Most recently, Martinez-Galindo was the CIO of Walgreens where he led a comprehensive transformation of the company’s retail digital platform. Earlier in his career, Martinez-Galindo held multiple CIO roles at General Motors where he lived and worked in LATAM, EMEA and North America, including CIO of Europe based in London.
Mr. Edwards said, "Alejandro brings significant experience leading global retail digital transformations, large-scale enterprise systems implementations and data analytics innovation. His strong track record over a broad range of industries and focus on driving business results will help accelerate Capri Holdings continued digital and ecommerce evolution.”
Mr. Martinez-Galindo said, “I am incredibly excited to join Capri Holdings and look forward to helping implement the next generation of digital innovation at the Company. Building on the dramatic increase in consumer engagement Capri’s luxury brands are currently experiencing, I believe there is a unique opportunity to accelerate this trend leveraging the convergence of technology and customer experience across all touch points. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of Capri’s journey in this mission.”
About Capri Holdings Limited
Capri Holdings Limited is a global fashion luxury group, consisting of iconic brands that are industry leaders in design, style and craftsmanship. Its brands cover the full spectrum of fashion luxury categories including women’s and men’s accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear as well as wearable technology, watches, jewelry, eyewear and a full line of fragrance products. The Company’s goal is to continue to extend the global reach of its brands while ensuring that they maintain their independence and exclusive DNA. Capri Holdings Limited is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker CPRI.
Forward Looking Statements
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