Fireside Chat with Jide Zeitlin

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Chairman & CEO, Tapestry, Inc.​

Jide J. Zeitlin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The Company’s portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. Tapestry is a New York Stock Exchange listed company that is included in the S&P 500 and the Fortune 500 composites.

Mr. Zeitlin spent the first 20 years of his career at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he held a number of senior management positions including serving as Global Chief Operating Officer of their investment banking businesses. He also served in the firm’s Executive Office. Over the next decade, Mr. Zeitlin was a private investor overseeing the Keffi Group Ltd, an investment office that has life science and natural resource interests in the Middle East, the United States, and Africa.

Mr. Zeitlin is a member of a number of corporate and charitable boards, such as Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (US$800 billion in assets under management) and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (where he is Chairman). He is Chairman Emeritus of Amherst College and formerly served on the boards of a range of institutions, including Teach for America, Harvard Business School, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Mr. Zeitlin holds an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, in Economics and English and a Ph.D., Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, both from Amherst College and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.