New York — Amy Zuckerman has been named chief people officer for Godiva Chocolatier, and will oversee the candymaker’s global people strategy in support of its plans to grow the business fivefold, the company reports. She will also join Godiva’s executive committee.
“Our ability to continue our evolution beyond formal gifting to become a daily occasion brand depends on our 5,000 passionate and talented chocolatiers around the world,” says CEO Annie Young-Scrivner. “We are delighted that Amy has joined our Godiva family to engage, develop, and empower our people across all levels of our organization, which will help us drive exponential growth in 2020 and beyond.”
She has 30 years of experience scaling and leading global retail organizations, having worked in HR for luxury goods and technology industries. She joins Godiva from Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A, where she spent nearly 20 years building the North American HR infrastructure for the global luxury lifestyle brand, according to the candymaker.
“This is a pivotal time for Godiva as it continues to develop its talent and capabilities to extend its premium Belgian chocolate into new products and categories,” Zuckerman says. “I am looking forward to leveraging my experience to ensure the success of this iconic brand.”