Jide J. Zeitlin, Chairman of the Board, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry in September 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the execution of the Company’s strategic agenda and financial performance. Mr. Zeitlin was elected to Tapestry’s Board of Directors in June 2006 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since November 2014.
Mr. Zeitlin spent the first 20 years of his career at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he held a number of senior management positions including serving as Global Chief Operating Officer of their investment banking businesses. He also served in the firm’s Executive Office. Over the next decade, Mr. Zeitlin was a private investor overseeing the Keffi Group Ltd, an investment office with interests in the Middle East, the United States, and Africa.
Mr. Zeitlin is a board member at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (where he is Chairman). He formerly served on the boards of a range of institutions, including Teach for America, Harvard Business School, Amherst College (Chairman Emeritus), and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Mr. Zeitlin holds an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, in Economics and English and a Ph.D., Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, both from Amherst College and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.