Gap Inc., a leading global retailer of clothing, accessories & personal care products, created a new position Chief Growth Officer, to focus on executing the company’s strategic agenda, as well as leading growth initiatives for the future. The brand assigns Asheesh Saksena to join the Gap Inc. Senior Leadership Team as Chief Growth Officer.
“Gap Inc. has significant opportunity to grow our purpose-led, billion-dollar lifestyle brands through the power of our platform, sophisticated end-to-end capabilities and by harnessing the advantages that come with operating a portfolio that targets 80 percent of the addressable apparel market,” said Sonia Syngal, CEO of Gap Inc. “With this addition, I have even greater confidence in our ability to deliver against our Power Plan 2023 as we steer the company into the future.”
Asheesh Saksena most recently served as President of Best Buy Health where he led the formation and operation of the brand’s strategic diversification into Digital Health after serving as the company’s Chief Strategic Growth Officer. During his time with Best Buy, he helped expand the company’s addressable market and incubated new platforms for growth. Prior to his time at Best Buy, he led strategy and growth organizations at Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, and as a Partner at Accenture. He will join Gap Inc. in January 2021, and upon arrival will assess value creation opportunities to ensure consistent growth across the company.