LONDON — Anna Wintour and Pascal Cagni, who spearheaded Apple’s growth in Europe, and was tipped last year to become chief executive officer of Net-a-porter Group, have been named to the board of Style.com.
Style.com parent Condé Nast said they would join other company executives including Chuck Townsend; Bob Sauerberg; Jonathan Newhouse; Nicholas Coleridge and Franck Zayan, president of Style.com, on the board.
Style.com will be an e-commerce and omnichannel proposition using Condé titles and content as a sales platform. It is to launch initially in the U.K. and later in the USA and internationally. According to Zayan, the site has already signed on more than 200 retail partners, mainly fashion brands.
Cagni was appointed by Steve Jobs in 2000 as Apple’s general manager, vice president of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He is currently a partner and founder of C4 Ventures, which invests in startup companies. He also serves as a supervisory board member of Vivendi and a non-executive director of Kingfisher.
Cagni had been working for Net-a-porter Group in a consultancy capacity last year, and was widely tipped as the frontrunner for the role of ceo. He left the company when his contract reached its end and shortly before the merger between Net and Yoox Group was announced in March.