Today, Levi Strauss & Co. announced that Harmit Singh will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on January 16, 2013, reporting to company president and Chief Executive Officer Chip Bergh. In this role, he will be responsible for the company’s global information technology and finance functions, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and controls, tax, treasury, risk management, internal audit and investor relations.
Mr. Singh brings almost 30 years of experience as a financial leader within the hospitality, restaurant and travel industries. Most recently, Singh was chief financial officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
“Having led the financial and information technology operations behind some of the largest restaurant and hotel companies, Harmit has extensive experience in developing and implementing growth strategies for companies that serve consumers around the globe,” said Chip Bergh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. “His combination of financial and operational expertise, global experience and deep understanding of Asia will make him a strong addition to our leadership team at Levi Strauss & Co.”
Upon Singh’s arrival, Kevin Wilson, who has served as interim Chief Financial Officer since August 2012 when former CFO Blake Jorgensen had left Levi’s, will resume his role as Vice President Finance for the Americas Commercial Operations.