New York — Sharon Leite is Godiva Chocolatier’s new managing director, North America, effective October 2, the company reports.
She brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, with a background stretching across retail, ecommerce and real estate management. Most recently Leite served as president of Sally Beauty North America, and she has held leadership roles with The Walt Disney Co.; Bath & Body Works, LLC; The Gap, Inc.; and Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
Active in industry groups, Leite was a founding member of the Store Operations Council, a global store operations executive organization, and sits on the board of The Retail Analytics Council, according to the chocolate maker.
“Sharon is a dynamic leader who is passionate abut building the ultimate chocolate experience,” says Annie Young-Scrivner, Godiva CEO. “She will build a successful omnichannel business throughout North America.”