Singapore, 16 October 2018 – Global Fashion Group (GFG), the leading online fashion and sports destination for growth markets, today announced the appointment of Gunjan Soni as Chief Executive Officer of ZALORA Group. Gunjan will join ZALORA in early 2019 from India’s largest fashion e-commerce company, Myntra, where she currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer and head of the Jabong business.
Gunjan brings over 13 years of leadership experience in marketing, strategy and operations with a passion for building new age consumer businesses. At Myntra Gunjan has been instrumental in firmly positioning the brand as a leader in fashion and lifestyle and leading the turnaround of the Jabong business post acquisition. Prior to joining Myntra, Gunjan was Executive Vice President for Strategy & CEO Office with Star India. Gunjan spent a large part of her career at McKinsey where she was a Partner and worked across multiple consumer sectors and geographies including UK, Singapore and Bhutan. She is credited to have started McKinsey’s Scientific Marketing practice for India. She is a recognised leader in the business ecosystem having featured in Spencer Stuart-Economic Times young leaders 40 under 40 list, Fortune India 40 under 40, Impact India – Most Influential women leaders in Media list and others.
When I see Zalora, I see a company with limitless potential and ability to shape the future of fashion commerce.
Gunjan said: “I am very excited to be joining Zalora and the GFG leadership team. It is truly a huge privilege to lead Zalora which is already the leading fashion and sports destination at a time when South East Asian markets are poised for increasing fashion and e-commerce consumption. When I see Zalora, I see a company with limitless potential and ability to shape the future of fashion commerce in one of the most exciting markets globally! This makes it both exciting and humbling to take on this role.”
Patrick Schmidt, Co-CEO of Global Fashion Group, shared “We are delighted to welcome Gunjan as our new CEO for ZALORA Group. Her experience in leading operations, strategy and marketing in fashion e-commerce and her strong leadership skills will be instrumental in strengthening ZALORA’s position as market leader in Southeast Asia’s e-fashion space. She has a deep and broad understanding of the complexities of e-commerce and has contributed to building one of the world’s biggest fashion e-commerce companies.”
her strong leadership skills will be instrumental in strengthening ZALORA’s position as market leader in Southeast Asia’s e-fashion space.
Global Fashion Group’s Chairman, Cynthia Gordon, added, “Gunjan has deep operational knowledge and an impressive track record in leading teams across different functions in e-commerce. Her experience in managing a large organization and region will be a strong foundation for ZALORA to continue building its strong presence in Southeast Asia. We are confident that Gunjan is a perfect fit to lead our most dynamic region in GFG.”
ZALORA operates in Global Fashion Group’s fastest growing region with a market opportunity of more than $100 billion with over 400 million consumers. ZALORA continues to lead the fashion e-commerce space in Southeast Asia bringing global brands such as Calvin Klein, Topshop, Nike and Adidas to the region. Known for their designer collaborations, ZALORA recently launched a collection with global designer Jason Wu and is bringing an exclusive bag collection with Korean celebrity Jessica Jung to consumers in the region in end of October this year.