Movado Group Announces New Executive
Michelle Kennedy is the company’s new senior vice president of human resources.
Michelle Kennedy has been appointed the company’s senior vice president of human resources.
Kennedy’s debut at Movado follows a 12-year run at Williams-Sonoma where she served as senior vice president of human relations with a focus on talent organizational development, internal communications and retail operations.
Prior to that, she spent six years as vice president of human resources at Christian Dior, where she led all human resources functions for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America and supported Christian Dior’s expansion into the U.K.
Kennedy got her start at Ralph Lauren where she worked for six years, rising to the role of vice president of human resources.
In her position at Movado, Kennedy will be responsible for the company's global human resources strategy and operations; talent management, including recruitment and leadership development; and compensation and benefits.
“We are thrilled to have Michelle Kennedy join the Movado Group business and I look forward to working with her and our business leaders as we continue to develop and grow the organization globally,” said Movado Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Efraim Grinberg.
“Michelle’s experience, both domestically and internationally, will help continue to develop strategies that drive growth and the long-term success of the business with our people-first approach, dedication to talent, and commitment to a thriving culture.”
Vivian D’Elia previously held what is now Kennedy’s position. D’Elia has been with the company for close to 30 years and will remain on as an advisor to support the transition until her retirement at the beginning of July, the company said.
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work so closely with Vivian for almost 30 years. Vivian played a critical role in helping make Movado Group a truly global company and the organization we are all proud to be a part of today. We wish her the very best in her retirement,” Grinberg said.
Kennedy said it is an honor to join Movado Group, which she called “a company with iconic, global brands and an incredibly rich history.”
“I look forward to working closely with Efraim and the entire Movado Group team as we continue to prioritize talent development and retention while building on our legacy of creating the best brands in the industry.”
Kennedy is part of the Retail Management Institute Advisory Board, which she joined in 2023, and was a committee member for the Landmark Society of New York, New York for 5 years.
She has a B.A. in Political Science and Government from Miami University.
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