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Our global leadership team sets the company's overall direction and oversees all major strategic, financial and operational decisions.

ChipBerghPresident & Chief Executive OfficerRoyBagattiniExecutive Vice President & President, Levi Strauss AmericasChrisClarkSenior Vice President & Chief Information OfficerSethEllisonExecutive Vice President & President, EuropeMalcolmGoonetilekeSenior Vice President, Global Merchandise Planning and Inventory ManagementKarynHillmanSenior Vice President & Chief Product Officer SethJaffeExecutive Vice President & General CounselDavidLoveExecutive Vice President & President, Asia, Middle East and AfricaAnneMadisonSenior Vice President, Product Development & Sourcing KellyMcGinnisSenior Vice President & Chief Communications OfficerLizO'NeillExecutive Vice President & President, Product, Innovation and Supply ChainMarcRosenExecutive Vice President & President, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC)JenSeySenior Vice President & Chief Marketing OfficerHarmitSinghExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerElizabethWoodSenior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Board of Directors

Chip Bergh

Chip Bergh, a director since he joined the company on September 1, 2011, is our president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co., Mr. Bergh was group president of global male grooming for The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”), a manufacturer and distributor of consumer products. He held a progression of leadership roles during his 28-year career at P&G. Mr. Bergh previously served on the board of directors for VF Corporation and on the Economic Development Board, Singapore, and was a member of the US-AESAN Business Council, Singapore. Mr. Bergh’s position as our chief executive officer and his past experience as a leader of large, global consumer brands makes him uniquely suited to be a member of our board of directors.

Troy Alstead

Troy Alstead has been a director since 2012. He is founder of Harbor O5, developing a new consumer-facing concept to open in 2017, and founder of the Ocean5 Foundation, focused on raising awareness and funding for the sustainability of the world’s oceans and seas. In February 2016 he retired from Starbucks Corporation after 24 years with the company, having most recently served as chief operating officer. Mr. Alstead previously held the positions of group president, chief financial officer, and chief administrative officer of Starbucks. He joined Starbucks in 1992 and over the years served in a number of operational, general management, and finance roles. Mr. Alstead spent a decade in Starbucks international business, including roles as senior leader of Starbucks International, president Europe/Middle East/Africa headquartered in Amsterdam, and chief operating officer of Starbucks Greater China headquartered in Shanghai. Mr. Alstead brings to the board his broad financial and business perspective developed over many years in the global consumer goods industry.

Jill Beraud

Jill Beraud, a director since February 2013, is currently chief executive officer of Living Proof, a position she has held since January 2011. Prior to Living Proof, Ms. Beraud served as PepsiCo Americas Beverages chief marketing officer and president, Starbucks/Lipton Joint Ventures from July 2009 to June 2011, and PepsiCo’s global chief marketing officer from December 2008 to July 2009. From 1998 to 2005, Ms. Beraud held several leadership roles at Limited Brands, including chief marketing officer of Victoria’s Secret and executive vice president of marketing for its broader portfolio of specialty brands, including Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, Express, Henri Bendel, and Limited Stores. Ms. Beraud is also a director of New York & Company, Inc. Ms. Beraud brings to the board extensive marketing and consumer branding experience, as well as her extensive managerial and operational knowledge in the apparel and other consumer goods industries.

Robert A. Eckert

Robert A. Eckert, a director since May 2010, served as chairman of the board of Mattel, Inc. from May 2000 until December 2012, and was chief executive officer from May 2000 until December 2011. He previously worked for Kraft Foods, Inc. for 23 years, most recently as president and chief executive officer from October 1997 until May 2000. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Eckert was group vice president of Kraft Foods, Inc., and from 1993 to 1995, Mr. Eckert was president of the Oscar Mayer foods division of Kraft Foods, Inc. Mr. Eckert was selected to join the board due to his experience as a senior executive engaged with the dynamics of building global consumer brands through high performance expectations, integrity, and decisiveness in driving businesses to successful results. Mr. Eckert has also been a director of McDonald’s Corporation since 2003 and a director of Amgen, Inc. since December 2012.

Spencer Fleischer

Spencer C. Fleischer, a director since July 2013, is managing partner of Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC (“FFL”). Before co-founding FFL in 1997, Mr. Fleischer spent 19 years at Morgan Stanley & Company as an investment banker and senior leader. During his time there, he led business units across the globe, including serving as head of investment banking in Asia, head of corporate finance for Europe and head of corporate finance in San Francisco. Mr. Fleischer was selected to join the board due to his broad financial and international business perspective developed over many years in the investment banking industry. Mr. Fleischer currently serves as a director of Clorox, Banner Bank, Strategic Investment Group and Transtar Holding Company.

David A. Friedman

David A. Friedman, is a senior principal, emeritus CEO & chair of the board, and past president and CEO of Forell/Elsesser. David has been with Forell/Elsesser since 1980 and been a practicing structural and earthquake engineer for 43 years. David is an active member of the board of directors for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) which disseminates lessons learned from earthquakes around the world. Mr. Friedman has served on EERI Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance teams in Kobe, Japan (1995) and Wenchuan, China (2008). He is also involved in many institutional, academic, philanthropic and not-for-profit boards including the San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association, UC Berkeley Foundation and Jewish Home of San Francisco. David is a licensed structural engineer in California, Nevada and British Columbia.

Peter E. Haas Jr.

Peter E. Haas Jr., a director since 1985, is a director or trustee of each of the Levi Strauss Foundation, Red Tab Foundation, Peter E. Haas Jr. Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund and the Novato Youth Center Honorary Board, and a trustee emeritus of the San Francisco Foundation. Mr. Haas was one of our managers from 1972 to 1989. He was director of product integrity of The Jeans Company, one of our former operating units, from 1984 to 1989. He served as director of materials management for Levi Strauss USA in 1982 and vice president and general manager in the Menswear Division in 1980. Mr. Haas’ background in numerous operational roles specific to the company and his familial connection to the company’s founder enable him to engage in board deliberations with valuable insight and experience.

Christopher McCormick

Christopher McCormick, joined the board of Levi Strauss & Co. in April 2016. Mr. McCormick most recently served as president and chief executive officer of L.L.Bean, Inc. from 2001 until March 2016. Mr. McCormick joined L.L.Bean in 1983, previously serving in a number of senior and executive level positions in advertising and marketing. Prior to becoming president & CEO of L.L.Bean, he was senior vice president and chief marketing officer from 2000-2001. Mr. McCormick graduated from Fairfield University and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2000. He remains active in industry trade associations, and his civic associations include serving on the board of trustees of the Maine Community College System and membership on Fairfield University’s Advisory Board. Mr. McCormick brings to the board his deep channel knowledge, ecommerce and direct marketing expertise.

Jenny Ming

Jenny Ming, a director since September 2014, is the president and chief executive officer of Charlotte Russe Inc., a U.S. specialty retailer of apparel and accessories catering to young women, a position she has held since October 2009. Prior, Ms. Ming spent 20 years at Gap Inc. where she held various executive roles, including president of Old Navy. She brings nearly three decades of valuable merchandising and apparel industry experience to the board at Levi Strauss & Co. Additionally, Ms. Ming also serves as a special advisor to the board of directors of Barneys New York, as a member of the board of trustees for the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City and as a member of the board of the Merage Foundation for the American Dream.

Stephen C. Neal

Stephen C. Neal, a director since 2007, became our chairman of the board on September 1, 2011. He is also the chairman of the law firm Cooley LLP, where he was also chief executive officer from 2001 until January 1, 2008. In addition to his extensive experience as a trial lawyer on a broad range of corporate issues, Mr. Neal has represented and advised numerous boards of directors, special committees of boards and individual directors on corporate governance and other legal matters. Prior to joining Cooley in 1995, Mr. Neal was a partner of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis. Mr. Neal brings to the board deep knowledge and broad experience in corporate governance as well as his perspectives drawn from advising many companies throughout his career.

Patricia Salas Pineda

Patricia Salas Pineda, a director since 1991, is currently group vice president, National Philanthropy and the Toyota USA Foundation for Toyota Motor North America, Inc., an affiliate of one of the world’s largest automotive firms. Ms. Pineda joined Toyota Motor North America, Inc. in September 2004 as group vice president of corporate communications and general counsel. Prior to that, Ms. Pineda was vice president of legal, human resources and government relations and corporate secretary of New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc., with which she was associated since 1984. Ms. Pineda was selected as a member of the board to bring her expertise in government relations and regulatory oversight, corporate governance and human resources matters. Her long tenure on the board also provides valuable historical perspective. She is currently a member of the corporate advisory board of the National Council of La Raza, and a member of the board of advisors of Catalyst.