Godiva CEO Annie Young-Scrivner is leaving the high-end chocolatier after three years on the job.
Young-Scrivner plans to step down at the end of November to “pursue a new opportunity outside of the company,” Godiva said in a statement Thursday. The New York-based candy maker has started searching for her replacement and Young-Scrivner will help with the leadership transition, the company said.
Young-Scrivner joined Godiva in 2017 after holding senior gigs at Starbucks and PepsiCo. She tried to introduce the brand’s luxury sweets to the broader consumer market by selling cheaper items at Target and other retailers, according to Bloomberg.
Born in Taiwan to Chinese parents, Young-Scrivner immigrated to the US when she was 7 and started her career with a 20-year stint at Pepsi, where she served as president and chairman of PepsiCo Food in China before moving to Starbucks in 2009.
She also sits on the boards of directors for Taco Bell parent Yum! Brands and storied jeweler Tiffany & Co., which is embroiled in a legal battle over its $16.2 billion acquisition by luxury conglomerate LVMH.
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