Gap Inc. Names Chief Business/Strategy Officer & Chief People Officer

by Katie Lee

San Francisco — Gap Inc. has appointed Eric Chan as chief business and strategy officer and Amy Thompson as chief people officer. Both leaders will join Gap Inc.’s executive leadership team and report to Gap’s president and chief executive officer, Richard Dickson.

“Eric Chan and Amy Thompson will play a critical role in solidifying our foundation as we redefine Gap Inc. for a new era — one where operational rigor becomes a consistent cornerstone of strength for us, bolstered by best-in-class talent and a culture of creativity — all paving the way for brand reinvigoration and cultural relevance,” says Dickson.

Chan has more than 20 years of financial and operational leadership experience at both Fortune 500 and startup companies, most recently as CFO of the LA Clippers.

Thompson brings 25 years of experience leading cultural change for world-class companies, iconic brands and scaled retail operations balancing rigor and excellence with a startup mentality. She most recently served as chief people officer at Mattel, and before that as chief people officer at TOMS and in HR executive roles at Starbucks and Ticketmaster. Thompson succeeds Sheila Peters, who has served as chief people officer at Gap Inc. since 2020.

Gap Inc. is the largest American specialty apparel company whose brands include Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

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