Gap Names Leader for Old Navy, Appoints Two to Oversee Gap Global Supply Chain

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Gap Names Leader for Old Navy, Appoints Two to Oversee Gap Global Supply Chain

By Jamie Grill-Goodman - 04/18/2016
Old Navy finally has a new leader. Gap Inc. has appointed Sonia Syngal Old Navy’s global president, effective immediately.

Jill Stanton served as interim leader for Old Navy while the company has been searching for a replacement to Stefan Larsson, who stepped down as global president in October last year. Stanton will serve as a strategic advisor to support a seamless transition as Syngal takes the helm. Syngal will continue to report to Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck.

Additionally, the company announced that two executives will oversee Gap Inc.’s global supply chain and logistics functions. Effective immediately, Michael Yee, will serve as executive vice president, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing and Production and Shawn Curran, as executive vice president, Global Supply Chain Logistics and Product Operations.  Both Yee and Curran will report to Peck and join the senior leadership team.

During her 12 year Gap Inc. tenure, Syngal has been a key driver in evolving the company’s product-to-market model, and held leadership roles where she honed her expertise in managing retail operations, driving growth, and bringing brand experiences to life for customers. The appointment marks Syngal’s return to Old Navy where she served as senior vice president of the brand’s International division in 2013, until being tapped to lead Gap Inc.’s enterprise-wide global supply chain.

Most recently, Syngal served as executive vice president of Global Supply Chain and Product Operations for Gap Inc., responsible for managing all aspects of global sourcing, logistics and product operations across all of Gap Inc.’s brands and channels. In this role, Syngal worked closely with Old Navy leadership to develop the company’s newly evolved product-to-market model designed to increase speed and flexibility, while delivering brand-right product in a systematic, repeatable way across the enterprise.

Before her time at Old Navy, Syngal led Gap and Banana Republic’s European business for nearly two years, and spent almost three years driving the international divisions for Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Stores. She also held various vice president-level roles across the company’s global sourcing organization for four years. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Syngal had a career in Fortune 500 companies having spent 10 years at Sun Microsystems and six years at Ford Motor Company.

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