// Prada appoints Pamela Culpepper and Anna Maria Rugarli as non-executive directors
// These appointments reinforce the Italian luxury house’s commitment to sustainable development
Prada announced the appointment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) experts Pamela Culpepper and Anna Maria Rugarli to the company’s board of directors.
The luxury fashion house said Culpepper and Rugarli were selected for their “proven track record” in ESG, and in line with the brand’s board diversity policy.
These appointments mean that Prada’s board now has 11 members in total, including five women and six men.
Culpepper is the co-founder of Have Her Back, a women-owned and run cultural consultancy focused on advancing equity.
The seasoned human resources executive was also chief human resources officer at exchange holding company Cboe Global Markets and previously held various executive positions at PepsiCo.
Rugarli, sustainability and CSR expert, has over 20 years of experience in designing innovative programs and developing sustainability strategies.
She spent 12 years at c, where she initiated and launched sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Regarli currently serves as Vice President of Sustainability at Japan Tobacco International.
These appointments reinforce the Italian luxury house’s commitment to sustainability through the upcoming creation of an ESG Board Committee under the leadership of Lorenzo Bertelli, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Prada Group.
Bertelli said in a statement: “I am delighted to welcome Pamela Culpepper and Anna Maria Rugarli to the Board of Directors, professionals with in-depth knowledge of ESG topics and who have held leadership positions in multinational companies.” .
“Their contribution will be crucial for the Board of Directors and for the deployment of Prada’s sustainable development strategy. This decision will allow us to accelerate several projects already in our pipeline.