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Kering Hires Diversity Chief as Part of Sustainability Strategy

Kering has named Kalpana Bagamane Denzel chief diversity, inclusion and talent officer, charged with promoting a working environment at the luxury group that encourages diversity.

“It is our commitment to take practical action to offer all our employees a working environment that is inclusive, open and stimulating,” said Béatrice Lazat, the company’s chief people officer, in a statement.

“Kering’s sincere commitment to its people and culture, as demonstrated by its values of mutual respect, individuality, and authenticity, is exemplary,” said Bagamane Denzel of her new employer. The executive, who has worked in management consulting, brand strategies and was a director of executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates, starts her new position today and reports to Lazat.

This story was reported by WWD and originally appeared on WWD.com. To read the full story, please go to WWD.com.

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