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Godiva appoints former Burberry exec as new chief financial officer

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Virginie Costa will be Godiva's new CFO next month. Pic: Godiva
Virginie Costa will be Godiva's new CFO next month. Pic: Godiva

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Godiva Chocolatier has appointed Virginie Costa as its new chief financial officer, effective August 6, 2018.

Costa, who previously served as chief financial and operations officer for Burberry Americas, will be responsible for leading the premium chocolate brand’s global finance team in Godiva’s New York headquarters office.

She will also join the company’s global executive committee.

Commenting on Costa’s new position, Annie Young-Scrivner, CEO of Godiva, said: “She brings strong leadership experience in modernizing and building finance and operations teams to drive productivity and profitability… [And] establishing strong governance to better mitigate business risk and manage compliance.

“Virginie joining the team further demonstrates our commitment to supporting women in leadership as 50% of my global executive committee will now be female,” ​added Young-Scrivner.

She also noted Godiva’s current CFO, Selim Baraz, will be departing by December after six years of leading the company’s global finance, IT and strategy teams.

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