H&M sales in the Dec. 1 to Jan. 27 period were down 23 percent in local currencies compared with the same period last year.
The executive replaces Kristina Stenvinkel, who will work for the Persson family company.
“In a somewhat more normalised environment, store sales have recovered strongly,” Inditex said.
The collection includes ample, double-breasted suit jackets with puffed sleeves and flower printed dresses in pale pink and black.
The international effort will call for innovation, development and analysis to try to expedite circular fashion.
Investors include H&M Co:Lab, the venture capital arm of the H&M Group.
France has the highest female representation at 46.4 percent for companies on the CAC 40.
The Swedish retailer will speed up store closures while reducing planned openings, leading to a net decline of 40 this year.