NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today announced the election of Felix Carbullido as an independent director, effective August 5, 2019. With Mr. Carbullido’s election, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s Board expands to 11 directors.
Mr. Carbullido, 53, is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSI), a specialty retailer of home products, where he oversees marketing strategy & operations across all seven WSI Brands – Pottery Barn, PB Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. He is also responsible for consumer research, marketing analytics, and loyalty programming, and serves as the executive sponsor of WSI’s Inclusion and Diversity programs.
Carbullido joined WSI in 2009, initially as VP, Pottery Barn E-Commerce, before promotion to SVP of Pottery Barn Direct, overseeing all aspects of the online and catalog business. Prior to WSI, Carbullido served in various roles with a number of leading retailers including Macy’s, Banana Republic, Gap, and Smith & Hawken. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Commenting on the appointment, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Chairman of the Board, Terry Burman, said, “Felix brings more than 30 years of specialty retail experience to our board and we are pleased to welcome him to A&F. He has deep digital marketing and omnichannel experience, an impressive track record leading marketing strategy for multi-brand specialty retail companies, and an open and collaborative approach — all of which will be helpful as we continue to drive our brands forward in our current ‘growing while transforming’ phase.”
Mr. Carbullido said, “I am honored to join A&F’s Board at such an exciting time in the company’s transformation. I look forward to working with Fran, Terry, and the rest of the Board and the management team to support the company and its iconic global brands on their journey to become a leading global omnichannel retailer.”