Annie Young-Scrivner named new Godiva CEO
ISTANBULAnnie Young-Scrivner, who has rich experiences in global retail industry, has been named the new chief executive of famous chocolate maker Godiva, Turkey’s Yıldız Holding, which owns Godiva, has said.
In a statement on July 28, the company said she will start her new job on Sept. 14, replacing Mohamed Elsarky.
Yıldız Holding acquired the Belgian chocolate maker in 2008 for $850 million.
Young-Scrivner is expected to lead the company’s growth in Japan, China and North America as well as bring her rich innovation know-how to the company, read the statement.
She was the marketing chief of Starbucks Coffee Co. and was running Tazo Tea, a Starbucks subsidiary, until recently. She had worked at PepsiCo in a 20-year period ahead of her Starbucks years, according to the statement.
She has also been a member of board of the U.S.-based Macy’s since 2014.