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Wendy Becker

London, UK

Chairperson

Logitech International S.A.

Wendy Becker

Biography

As Chairman, senior board member and advisor, Wendy Becker works with management teams and organisations globally, helping propel relationships between consumers & technology. She has vast experience in strategy, brand marketing, technology & design from her senior leadership roles, as well as diverse board and trustee leadership positions.

Wendy is Chairperson of Logitech International SA and currently also serves the Boards of Sony Corporation, Great Portland Estates and OUP. Whilst serving on these Boards she provides advice and shares her expertise across a range of board committees. She is a Trustee of The Design Museum and serves on the Boards of The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College as well as the Saïd Business School of Oxford University.

Wendy served as CEO at Jack Wills, a British-based brand name clothing manufacturer and retailer, promoted from COO after turning around the firm's historic operational difficulties and opening new growth avenues. Previously, she worked in the telecoms industry with Vodafone, sitting on the Global Executive Committee as Global CMO, and with TalkTalk as Managing Director. In 1993 Wendy joined McKinsey and Company, working out of both San Francisco and London, where she became Partner in 1998. At McKinsey she led the UK Consumer & Retail Practice and advised many global clients on embracing the digital world in their corporate strategies.

Wendy started her career in brand management at Procter & Gamble after gaining a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. She also holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Wendy has been named by the FT as a 'Top 50 Women to Watch in International Business’ and has been a finalist in the prestigious Sunday Times NED of the year awards.

Wendy Becker’s Newsfeed

Logitech Shareholders Elect Wendy Becker as New Chairperson at AGM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif. Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that at its annual general meeting (AGM) the Company’s shareholders elected Wendy Becker as Logitech’s new chairperson. This followed an earlier decision by Guerrino De Luca to remain on the board if re-elected, but not to stand for re-election as chairperson when his term ended.

Business Wire
Logitech Nominates New Chairperson and Directors to Board ahead of September AGM

The board of directors will ask shareholders at the 2019 AGM to elect Wendy Becker as Logitech’s new chairperson. Wendy Becker has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2017, is the current chair of Logitech's Compensation Committee and serves on Logitech's Nominating Committee.

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Wendy Becker’s Background

Chairperson
2019 - Present
London, UK
Wendy is Chairperson of Logitech, a dual-listed NASDAQ and SIX listed cloud peripherals company. The global firm is headquartered in Switzerland & Silicon Valley with extensive Asian operations. It designs, manufactures & markets products that allow people to connect through music, video, gaming, computing & other digital platforms. Wendy also Chairs the company’s Nominations Committee.
CEO
2012 - 2015
London, UK
Wendy drove profit & revenue growth during each year in leadership. She was promoted from COO to CEO after 10 months having turned around operational performance from a failed IT implementation dating prior to her joining the company. Wendy added new distribution channels, increased the digital capability & strengthened the company’s operating board. She led multiple re-financings of the business.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Board Director
2019 - Present
Tokyo, JP
Wendy serves as a Board Director & sits on the Compensation Committee at Sony Corporation, a Japanese multinational, headquartered in Tokyo. Its businesses include consumer & professional electronics, gaming, entertainment & financial services.
Board Director
2017 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
Wendy is Chairperson of Logitech, a dual-listed NASDAQ and SIX listed cloud peripherals company. The global firm is headquartered in Switzerland & Silicon Valley with extensive Asian operations. It designs, manufactures & markets products that allow people to connect through music, video, gaming, computing & other digital platforms. Wendy also Chairs the company’s Nominations Committee.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Board Director
2016 - 2019
London, UK
Wendy was Chair of the Commissioning Committee & served on the I Digital, Delivery and Performance, Strategy & Remuneration Committees at NHS England, the largest single-payer healthcare system in the world. The National Health Service is England's publicly funded national healthcare system & one of the four National Health Services for each constituent country of the United Kingdom.
Board Director
2008 - 2017
London, UK
Leading through the aftermath of the financial crisis and successful re-positioning of Whitbread’s portfolio, Wendy served on the Nominations, Audit & Remuneration Committees at Whitbread, the UK's largest hospitality company, owning Premier Inn & many restaurant chains. During her tenure on the board, the company also owned and signifcantly developed Costa Coffee into a respected global business.
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Philanthropy

Trustee
2016 - Present
London, UK
The Design Museum is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.
Board Director of Visitors
2017 - Present
Hanover, NH, USA
Wendy is on the Board of Visitors and contributes to the international issues academic think tank. The Dickey Center unites the many & diverse strengths of Dartmouth College - its students, faculty, undergraduate & graduate schools - in addressing the world’s challenges.
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Wendy Becker’s Education

BA, Economics
1983 - 1987