WEXNER GETS TOP HONOR: Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and chief executive officer of L Brands, will receive Chief Executive magazine’s lifetime achievement award at the CEO2CEO Leadership Summit, held on Dec. 4 at the New York Stock Exchange.
Wexner, 77, is the longest-serving ceo of a Fortune 500 company. He started The Limited in 1963 with a $5,000 loan from his aunt and nurtured that investment into a $10 billion company whose brands include Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works and Henri Bendel. Over the years, he has cultivated and spun off top retail brands such as Lane Bryant, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lerner New York, Express and his flagship property, The Limited.
This story first appeared in the November 3, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Thanks to his support, Ohio State University in 2012 named the Wexner Medical Center in his honor.