Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has appointed Instagram’s fashion head and a former Selfridges chief executive as independent directors of the company.
Vittorio Radice, who is vice chairman of Italian department store la Rinascente and was boss of Selfridges from 1996 until 2003, and Eva Chen, global head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, joined the board today (December 16).
The board now consists of 11 directors, seven of which are independent.
Federico Marchetti, chief executive of YNAP, said: “Eva’s appointment brings our customers right onto the board. She is one of the industry’s most connected and innovative voices and brings a fresh, youthful perspective together with exceptional expertise at the convergence of social commerce and fashion. She also represents one of our most important markets - the US - and will bring that sensibility to the heart of the business.”
He added: ”Vittorio is a retail connoisseur and a champion of exceptional service. His extensive professional experience of traditional luxury retail in both London and Milan perfectly unites the heritages of the combined group and will provide vital insights as we enter an exciting new phase of growth.”