Godiva Names New CEO
Annie Young-Scrivner was named the new CEO for Godiva, effective Sept. 14. She previously was EVP, Global Digital and Loyalty Development for Starbucks. During her time at Starbucks, she also served as president of Teavana, EVP of Global Tea, president of Starbucks Canada and global CMO/president of Tazo Tea. Prior to joining Starbucks, she held several leadership roles at PepsiCo.
In her new position, Young-Scrivner will continue Godiva’s efforts to develop markets, such as North America, Japan and China as well as grow the brand’s travel retail business. She succeeds Mohamed Elsarky, who will remain on the leadership team of Yildiz Holding, Godiva’s parent company.