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Wendy Becker

Chairperson

Logitech International S.A.

London, UK

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Wendy Becker’s Biography

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

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

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 Background

Logitech International S.A.
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 and Silicon Valley with extensive operations in Asia. It designs, manufactures and markets products that allow people to connect through music, video, gaming, computing and other digital platforms. Wendy also Chairs the company’s Nominations Committee.
Jack Wills
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 prior to her joining the company. Wendy added new distribution channels, increased the digital capability and strengthened the company’s operating board. She led multiple re-financings of the business.
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Current Board Positions

Sony Corporation
Board Director
2019 - Present
Tokyo, JP
Wendy serves as a Board Director and sits on the Compensation Committee at Sony Corporation, a Japanese multinational, headquartered in Tokyo. Its businesses include consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services.
Logitech International S.A.
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 and Silicon Valley with extensive operations in Asia. It designs, manufactures and markets products that allow people to connect through music, video, gaming, computing and other digital platforms. Wendy also Chairs the company’s Nominations Committee.
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Previous Board Positions

NHS England
Board Director
2016 - 2019
London, UK
Wendy was Chair of the Commissioning Committee and 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 and one of the four National Health Services for each constituent country of the United Kingdom.
Whitbread
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

The University of Oxford
External Member of Council
Aug 2020 - Present
Oxford, UK
Wendy is one of Oxford University’s Members of Council. Council is responsible for the administration of the University and for the management of its finances and assets.
The Design Museum
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.
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Wendy Becker’s Education

Dartmouth College
BA, Economics
1983 - 1987