Former Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board, the company said Thursday.
Burberry's former CEO led Apple's retail and online stores for five years before announcing their resignation earlier this year.
Ahrendts was one of Apple's highest paid employees with a total compensation of $ 26.5 million in 2018. This is evident from the proxy statement by Apple from January 8, 2019. In the same year, CEO Tim Cook earned a total of $ 15.7 million This year, Ahrendts received compensation.
At Apple, Ahrendts used the company's physical stores to attract customers and develop the brand through in-store programs such as "Today at Apple." In the announcement, Airbnb said that their work to build a "community among customers" would be a benefit to the board.
Ahrendts is now Airbnb's third independent non-affiliated board member, the company said. She joins former CEO of American Express, Ken Chenault, and Pixar's former CFO, Ann Mather, as an independent board member this year.
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