Former Apple VP Angela Ahrendts appointed chair of Save the Children board

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Former Apple vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts has been appointed the new board of trustees chair for nonprofit Save the Children.

According to Save the Children, Ahrendts will be the first independent chair from outside of the organization to hold a seat on the board. The decision was made after a selection process by the board that kicked off in 2019.

"I am truly honored to step in as Board Chair of Save the Children International. I've always been passionate about serving children and look forward to leveraging my experience with the remarkable Save the Children global partners and team to continue to champion the basic rights and needs of children worldwide," Ahrendts said in a statement.

Ahrendts departed Apple in April 2019 after a five-year tenure as the company's retail chief. Shortly after her departure Ahrendts joined Airbnb's board of directors.

Save the Children is a fund established in 1919 that aims the improve the lives of children across the globe through better access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. It also provides emergency aid in natural disasters and conflicts.


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