During a recent shareholders’ meeting in NYC, Ralph Lauren announced that his son, David Lauren, will be joining the company’s Board of Directors.
“It’s a very proud feeling,” David said in a statement. “For me, this is all part of growing and learning and trying to bring exposure to what we can do as a company, where we can grow, what we can change, what the future looks like. I feel very humbled and I think I am going to do a lot of listening and learning over the next few years.”
The 41-year-old currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Advertising, Marketing and Corporate Communications for the Ralph Lauren Corporation. Since joining the company in 2001, David has been instrumental in developing the brand’s vision through the company’s innovative advertising campaigns and e-commerce efforts.
“It chokes you up a little bit, at least for me,” Ralph said during the meeting, WWD reports. “You sort of forget during the year all the projects that we do; all the people who work in this company who do such an amazing job building the brand, building women’s and building men’s. Everything we’ve done is a labour of love.”