Ron Johnson joins the board of directors of Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
Ron Johnson has been appointed to the board of directors of Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia SpA, parent company of the global brand leader in luxury menswear.
Ron Johnson is well known for the work he did as the founder of the Apple Retail stores, creating and leading the network of retail stores from 2000 to 2012, reporting directly to Steve Jobs. During that time, 400 stores were opened in 13 countries, and achieved extraordinary results in terms of productivity and turnover. Ron also served as a member of Apple’s Executive Team.
Ron is currently CEO of Enjoy, a Menlo Park, California based company which has invented the Mobile Retail Store. Enjoy operates Mobile Stores for companies such as AT&T in the US and EE in the UK and currently employs approximate 2,000 people. Ron founded Enjoy in 2014.
Ron previously served as the CEO of JCPenney and also as a General Merchandise Manager at Target Corporation during a time in which Target’s stock price increased twelve-fold.
Ron is a Trustee of Stanford University and participates in several of its steering committees. He served for nine years as Deputy Chair of Stanford Health Care and is co-chair in the campaign to raise funds for the construction of the new Stanford Hospital. He is a member of several boards of directors of technological companies in the Bay Area of San Francisco and is a partner and director of the Stamos Capital Partner investment fund.
“I am certain – said Gildo Zegna, Chief Executive Officer of the Zegna Group – that the exceptional experience and creativity of Ron, in the traditional and online retail sector, will help us overcome the technological and cultural challenges in the future and make our Brand ever stronger.”
Ron Johnson joins the following members of the BoD of Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia SpA: the Honorary Chairman, Angelo Zegna, the Chairman, Paolo Zegna, the Chief Executive Officer, Ermenegildo Zegna and the Directors: Domenico De Sole, Michele Norsa, Henry Peter, Anna Zegna Ferraris e Renata Zegna Schneider.