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 is the founder of Keffi Group, a private investment firm, and was an investor with interests in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa since 2006. Prior to 2006, Mr. Zeitlin spent the first 20 years of his career at Goldman Sachs, where he held a number of senior management positions, including as a member of Goldman Sachs’ Executive Office and serving as Global Chief Operating Officer of their investment banking businesses. Mr. Zeitlin serves on the board of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., is Chairman Emeritus of Amherst College and is Chairman of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority. He is a member of the board of trustees of both Playwrights Horizons and Saint Ann’s School and has been on the boards of various other corporate and non-profit organizations. Mr. Zeitlin holds an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, in Economics and English from Amherst College and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.