On Thursday, January 9, premium chocolate manufacturer Godiva announced that Amy Zuckerman has joined the company as its Chief People Officer. Zuckerman will lead the company’s global people strategy in an effort to grow its business fivefold.

In her new role, Zuckerman will leverage her 30 years of experience in scaling and leading global retail organizations through dynamic lifecycles while maintaining loyal, high-performing talent in a rapidly changing industry. She also joins the company’s Executive Committee.

“Our ability to continue our evolution beyond formal gifting to become a daily occasion brand depends on our 5,000 passionate and talented chocolatiers around the world,” says Godiva CEO Annie Young-Scrivner. “We are delighted that Amy has joined our Godiva family to engage, develop, and empower our people across all levels of our organization, which will help us drive exponential growth in 2020 and beyond.”

Zuckerman previously had more than three decades of experience as a human resources executive across the luxury goods and technology industries, joining from Salvatore Ferragamo where, during her nearly 20-year tenure, she built the North American HR infrastructure for one of the world's top luxury lifestyle brands.

“I am thrilled to join Godiva, a brand that I’ve long admired for their ability to make a strong emotional connection with their consumers and create a culture where everyone can bring their best self to work,” says Zuckerman. “This is a pivotal time for Godiva as it continues to develop its talent and capabilities to extend its premium Belgian chocolate into new products and categories. I am looking forward to leveraging my experience to ensure the success of this iconic brand.”