brands hero

Leadership

RALPH LAUREN

RALPH LAUREN

Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer
Ralph Lauren has built a global lifestyle brand representing the best in American design, exemplified by natural elegance and the utmost attention to detail. Mr. Lauren founded the Company in 1967 and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Patrice Louvet

Patrice Louvet

President and Chief Executive Officer
Patrice Louvet is accountable for driving Ralph Lauren Corporation’s Next Great Chapter strategy and execution. He is focused on delivering sustainable, long-term growth and value creation for the iconic brand globally, in partnership with Mr. Ralph Lauren and the broader leadership team. Mr. Louvet joined the Company in July 2017 and is also a member of the Ralph Lauren Board of Directors.

HALIDE ALAGÖZ

Chief Product and Sustainability Officer, Executive Sponsor of our North Carolina D&I Team

Halide Alagöz is Chief Product and Sustainability Officer. She is responsible for our end-to-end product life cycle, bringing the magic of our design and product vision to life for our consumers around the world. She leads our Polo and RRL brand teams and drives the seamless execution of all products across the Ralph Lauren portfolio. She also oversees the Company’s holistic sustainability strategy and programs. Halide joined the Company in 2016.

HALIDE ALAGÖZ

HALIDE ALAGÖZ

Chief Product and Sustainability Officer, Executive Sponsor of our North Carolina D&I Team

Halide Alagöz is Chief Product and Sustainability Officer. She is responsible for our end-to-end product life cycle, bringing the magic of our design and product vision to life for our consumers around the world. She leads our Polo and RRL brand teams and drives the seamless execution of all products across the Ralph Lauren portfolio. She also oversees the Company’s holistic sustainability strategy and programs. Halide joined the Company in 2016.

FREDERIC DECHNIK

Chief Merchandising Officer — Luxury, Women's Footwear & Accessories, Fragrances, Eyewear, Watches & Jewelry

Frederic Dechnik is Chief Merchandising Officer — Luxury, Women’s Footwear & Accessories, Fragrances, Eyewear, Watches & Jewelry. He leads our Collection and Purple Label brands, the ultimate expression of Ralph Lauren luxury. He is responsible for the overall brand portfolio strategy for women’s footwear and accessories and is also the product lead for the Company’s partnerships with L’Oréal & Luxottica. Frederic joined the Company in 2015.

FREDERIC DECHNIK

FREDERIC DECHNIK

Chief Merchandising Officer — Luxury, Women's Footwear & Accessories, Fragrances, Eyewear, Watches & Jewelry

Frederic Dechnik is Chief Merchandising Officer — Luxury, Women’s Footwear & Accessories, Fragrances, Eyewear, Watches & Jewelry. He leads our Collection and Purple Label brands, the ultimate expression of Ralph Lauren luxury. He is responsible for the overall brand portfolio strategy for women’s footwear and accessories and is also the product lead for the Company’s partnerships with L’Oréal & Luxottica. Frederic joined the Company in 2015.

ALICE DELAHUNT

Chief Digital and Content Officer, Executive Sponsor of our #RLPride D&I Community Group

Alice Delahunt is Chief Digital and Content Officer, responsible for elevating the Company’s global digital platforms and enhancing the digital experience for consumers across all channels to drive consumer acquisition, retention, value and revenue. She also oversees the creation and publication of the Company’s advertising and digital content across multiple platforms. Alice joined the Company in 2018.

ALICE DELAHUNT

ALICE DELAHUNT

Chief Digital and Content Officer, Executive Sponsor of our #RLPride D&I Community Group

Alice Delahunt is Chief Digital and Content Officer, responsible for elevating the Company’s global digital platforms and enhancing the digital experience for consumers across all channels to drive consumer acquisition, retention, value and revenue. She also oversees the creation and publication of the Company’s advertising and digital content across multiple platforms. Alice joined the Company in 2018.

Karen Eliot

Senior Architecture and Design Creative Director

Ralph Lauren’s store design; decorative, apparel and Home showrooms; and special events. Karen joined the Company in 1988.

Karen Eliot

Karen Eliot

Senior Architecture and Design Creative Director

Ralph Lauren’s store design; decorative, apparel and Home showrooms; and special events. Karen joined the Company in 1988.

Charles Fagan

Chief of Staff to Ralph Lauren and Head of Hospitality, Architecture and Design

Charles Fagan is Chief of Staff to Ralph Lauren. In addition, as the Head of Hospitality, Architecture and Design, he leads and directs the current operations and explores additional opportunities for growth and expansion of our hospitality group, while also providing leadership and direction to our architecture and design efforts, including Ralph Lauren’s store design; decorative, apparel and Home showrooms; and special events. Charles joined the Company in 1986.

Charles Fagan

Charles Fagan

Chief of Staff to Ralph Lauren and Head of Hospitality, Architecture and Design

Charles Fagan is Chief of Staff to Ralph Lauren. In addition, as the Head of Hospitality, Architecture and Design, he leads and directs the current operations and explores additional opportunities for growth and expansion of our hospitality group, while also providing leadership and direction to our architecture and design efforts, including Ralph Lauren’s store design; decorative, apparel and Home showrooms; and special events. Charles joined the Company in 1986.

Avery Fischer

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Avery Fischer is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. He leads the Company’s global legal organization and is responsible for the Company’s legal strategy, practices and policies. He serves as a senior advisor to the Company’s Board of Directors and leadership team on all complex global legal issues and business interests. He also oversees the global functions of risk management and international trade. Avery joined the Company in 2009.

Avery Fischer

Avery Fischer

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Avery Fischer is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. He leads the Company’s global legal organization and is responsible for the Company’s legal strategy, practices and policies. He serves as a senior advisor to the Company’s Board of Directors and leadership team on all complex global legal issues and business interests. He also oversees the global functions of risk management and international trade. Avery joined the Company in 2009.

Katie Ioanilli

Chief Communications Officer, Executive Sponsor of our Working Parents D&I Community Group

Katie Ioanilli is Chief Communications Officer. She oversees corporate and employee communications, as well as public affairs, globally, and is responsible for building and protecting Ralph Lauren’s corporate reputation around the world. Katie joined the Company in 2017.

Katie Ioanilli

Katie Ioanilli

Chief Communications Officer, Executive Sponsor of our Working Parents D&I Community Group

Katie Ioanilli is Chief Communications Officer. She oversees corporate and employee communications, as well as public affairs, globally, and is responsible for building and protecting Ralph Lauren’s corporate reputation around the world. Katie joined the Company in 2017.

DAY KORNBLUTH

President, Ralph Lauren Home, Executive Sponsor of our Gender Parity D&I Community Group

Day Kornbluth is President, Ralph Lauren Home. Overseeing all the Company’s Home teams, she is focused on building Ralph Lauren Home as an omnichannel business that spans categories across our brands and reflects the iconic Ralph Lauren lifestyle. Day joined the Company in 2019.

DAY KORNBLUTH

DAY KORNBLUTH

President, Ralph Lauren Home, Executive Sponsor of our Gender Parity D&I Community Group

Day Kornbluth is President, Ralph Lauren Home. Overseeing all the Company’s Home teams, she is focused on building Ralph Lauren Home as an omnichannel business that spans categories across our brands and reflects the iconic Ralph Lauren lifestyle. Day joined the Company in 2019.

David Lauren

Chief Branding and Innovation Officer

David Lauren is Chief Branding and Innovation Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s capabilities to drive brand strength and financial performance across all channels as well as its innovation portfolio. He also acts as a spokesperson and brand ambassador for the Company. He became a member of the Board of Directors in August 2013 and was named Vice Chairman of the Board in 2016. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation. David joined the Company in 2000.

David Lauren

David Lauren

Chief Branding and Innovation Officer

David Lauren is Chief Branding and Innovation Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s capabilities to drive brand strength and financial performance across all channels as well as its innovation portfolio. He also acts as a spokesperson and brand ambassador for the Company. He became a member of the Board of Directors in August 2013 and was named Vice Chairman of the Board in 2016. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation. David joined the Company in 2000.

Roseann Lynch

Chief People Officer and Head of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation

Roseann Lynch is Chief People Officer and Head of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation. She is responsible for global people and development, which comprises global talent management and acquisition, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, employee benefits and compensation, people practices, health and safety and citizenship. She is also the head of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation. Roseann joined the Company in 2004.

Roseann Lynch

Roseann Lynch

Chief People Officer and Head of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation

Roseann Lynch is Chief People Officer and Head of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation. She is responsible for global people and development, which comprises global talent management and acquisition, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, employee benefits and compensation, people practices, health and safety and citizenship. She is also the head of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation. Roseann joined the Company in 2004.

Jane Nielsen

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Jane Nielsen is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. She leads Ralph Lauren’s global finance, business development and real estate organizations and drives the Company’s financial strategy to deliver sustainable profitable growth. She is also responsible for the global functions of internal audit, investor relations, procurement, IT and global logistics. She serves on the Board of Directors of Mondelez International Inc. Jane joined the Company in 2016.​

Jane Nielsen

Jane Nielsen

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Jane Nielsen is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. She leads Ralph Lauren’s global finance, business development and real estate organizations and drives the Company’s financial strategy to deliver sustainable profitable growth. She is also responsible for the global functions of internal audit, investor relations, procurement, IT and global logistics. She serves on the Board of Directors of Mondelez International Inc. Jane joined the Company in 2016.​

MICHAEL RIDER

Senior Brand Creative Director, Women’s Polo, Executive Sponsor of our Design with Intent D&I Working Group

Michael Rider is Senior Brand Creative Director, Women’s Polo. He oversees the design and image of the brand, and in partnership with marketing and digital teams, all Polo Women’s creative assets and messaging to ensure the Ralph Lauren philosophy is translated into 360° campaigns and experiences. Michael reports to Ralph Lauren and joined the Company in 2018.

MICHAEL RIDER

MICHAEL RIDER

Senior Brand Creative Director, Women’s Polo, Executive Sponsor of our Design with Intent D&I Working Group

Michael Rider is Senior Brand Creative Director, Women’s Polo. He oversees the design and image of the brand, and in partnership with marketing and digital teams, all Polo Women’s creative assets and messaging to ensure the Ralph Lauren philosophy is translated into 360° campaigns and experiences. Michael reports to Ralph Lauren and joined the Company in 2018.

ZEYNEP SCHOENWAELDER

Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO

Zeynep Schoenwaelder is Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO. She oversees corporate strategy development and initiatives that cut across the organization, including new business and partnership opportunities, new growth areas and improvements to internal operations. Zeynep joined the Company in 2020.

ZEYNEP SCHOENWAELDER

ZEYNEP SCHOENWAELDER

Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO

Zeynep Schoenwaelder is Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO. She oversees corporate strategy development and initiatives that cut across the organization, including new business and partnership opportunities, new growth areas and improvements to internal operations. Zeynep joined the Company in 2020.

Janet Sherlock

Chief Information Officer, Executive Sponsor of our New York/New Jersey Corporate D&I Team

Janet Sherlock is Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for the Company’s global technology strategy and execution. She and her team are driving technology transformation and digitization at Ralph Lauren. Janet joined the Company in 2017.

Janet Sherlock

Janet Sherlock

Chief Information Officer, Executive Sponsor of our New York/New Jersey Corporate D&I Team

Janet Sherlock is Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for the Company’s global technology strategy and execution. She and her team are driving technology transformation and digitization at Ralph Lauren. Janet joined the Company in 2017.

Howard Smith

Chief Commercial Officer

Howard Smith is Chief Commercial Officer. He oversees the Company’s global go-to-market strategy for all brands and channels, inclusive of retail, wholesale and digital. He is responsible for our general business management teams in all regions and markets, with joint responsibility for our in-market enabling functions as well our global consumer intelligence and experience function. He oversees buying, planning and merchandise allocation worldwide and also leads the Lauren brand globally. Howard joined the Company in 2002.

Howard Smith

Howard Smith

Chief Commercial Officer

Howard Smith is Chief Commercial Officer. He oversees the Company’s global go-to-market strategy for all brands and channels, inclusive of retail, wholesale and digital. He is responsible for our general business management teams in all regions and markets, with joint responsibility for our in-market enabling functions as well our global consumer intelligence and experience function. He oversees buying, planning and merchandise allocation worldwide and also leads the Lauren brand globally. Howard joined the Company in 2002.

Guillaume Tardy

Chief Lifestyle and Licensing Officer, Executive Sponsor of our Working Parents D&I Community Group

Guillaume Tardy is Chief Lifestyle and Licensing Officer. He oversees the Company’s business in lifestyle categories, which include Home, hospitality, watches and jewelry, architecture and design as well as all our licensed partnerships across multiple categories. He is responsible for building the Company’s global lifestyle and licensing strategy on a trajectory that delivers sustainable growth and long-term value creation and contributes to strengthening the brand equity. Guillaume joined the Company in 2020.

Guillaume Tardy

Guillaume Tardy

Chief Lifestyle and Licensing Officer, Executive Sponsor of our Working Parents D&I Community Group

Guillaume Tardy is Chief Lifestyle and Licensing Officer. He oversees the Company’s business in lifestyle categories, which include Home, hospitality, watches and jewelry, architecture and design as well as all our licensed partnerships across multiple categories. He is responsible for building the Company’s global lifestyle and licensing strategy on a trajectory that delivers sustainable growth and long-term value creation and contributes to strengthening the brand equity. Guillaume joined the Company in 2020.

JOHN WRAZEJ

Senior Brand Creative Director, Men’s Polo, RLX & Purple Label, Executive Sponsor of the Cultural Awareness Advisory Council

John Wrazej is Senior Brand Creative Director, Men’s Polo, RLX & Purple Label. In addition to concept and design responsibilities, he, partnering with Ralph Lauren, oversees the design and image of the brand through collaboration with the marketing, social and digital teams. This essential creative work ensures that all assets and messaging is consistent with the Ralph Lauren philosophy and is translated into 360° campaigns and experiences. John reports to Ralph Lauren and joined the Company in 1988.

JOHN WRAZEJ

JOHN WRAZEJ

Senior Brand Creative Director, Men’s Polo, RLX & Purple Label, Executive Sponsor of the Cultural Awareness Advisory Council

John Wrazej is Senior Brand Creative Director, Men’s Polo, RLX & Purple Label. In addition to concept and design responsibilities, he, partnering with Ralph Lauren, oversees the design and image of the brand through collaboration with the marketing, social and digital teams. This essential creative work ensures that all assets and messaging is consistent with the Ralph Lauren philosophy and is translated into 360° campaigns and experiences. John reports to Ralph Lauren and joined the Company in 1988.