Prada has named two new independent non-executive directors: Anna Maria Rugarli and Pamela Culpepper. The group appointed the two managers for their professional background in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and in accordance with the Diversity Policy of the Board of Directors. Their appointments bring the company’s board up to a total of 11 members, increasing the number of independent directors (five in total) and substantially achieving gender equality (five women and six men).
The Prada Group also confirmed and reinforced its commitment to sustainability through the upcoming establishment of an ESG Board Committee under the leadership of Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Anna Maria Rugarli and Pamela Culpepper.
This committee will be assisting and supporting the board of directors in its sustainability assessments and decisions with regards to the three courses of action at the basis of the Group’s ESG strategy based upon people, environment and culture.
Rugarli is a Sustainability & CSR expert with more than 20 years of experience in developing innovative programs developing sustainability strategies. Among her various experiences, Rugarli initiated and launched Nike’s Sustainability & CSR programs in Europe, Middle East & Africa and was with the company for 12 years, pioneering this work at an industry level. She then led VF’s Circular Economy strategy at global level as well as Sustainability, Purpose, and D,E&I strategy at regional level for ten years.