Nancy Green Named President/CEO of Old Navy

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Nancy Green Named President/CEO of Old Navy

By Lisa Johnston - 10/12/2020
Nancy Green
Nancy Green

Nancy Green has taken the helm as president and CEO of Old Navy.

Green, who will also serve on the senior leadership team, was previously president and chief creative officer of the brand and has served as its interim head since March.

Green has a deep history with Old Navy and its Gap Inc. parent, which is the No. 24 retailer on this year’s RIS Top 100 Retailers ranking. She began her tenure there as an associate merchandise manager in 1988, working her way up to senior VP women's merchandising and global merchandising.

She then spent several years as general manager and executive VP of the Pottery Barn division of Williams-Sonoma and also served as CEO of lifestyle brand Shabby Chic.

Green returned to Gap as executive VP, head of new business development in 2009 and held a series of Old Navy leadership roles before moving into its Athleta brand, where she served as president and CEO.

She rejoined Old Navy, operates more than 1,200 stores worldwide, in August 2019.

Sonia Syngal, Gap Inc. CEO, cited Green’s work in leading Old Navy through this challenging period.

 “Under Nancy’s purpose-led leadership, the brand has grown a formidable billion-dollar Active and Fleece business, launched new omnichannel experiences, and doubled down on Old Navy’s promise to welcome everyone through fun, fashion, family and value,” she noted. “I look forward to watching her and the team further grow the brand and its social impact at a time when it matters most.”

Gap had at one point considered spinning off Old Navy, which is its largest brand; however, it reversed the decision earlier this year after determining it wouldn’t have generated the appropriate value.